If you’re getting ready to welcome a new baby, chances are there are a lot of items on your to-do list. One of the most important things you’ll do is choose a crib. While you want the crib to be stylish and match your nursery, crib safety is also critical in your decision-making.
At Natart, baby safety is our top priority. Our goal is to offer the best cribs to ensure your baby’s safety. That’s why all of our cribs are Greenguard Gold Certified, as well as having other safety measures in place.
We’ve put together this guide to help you choose the right crib for your baby and your nursery. Here’s what you need to know.
What Type of Crib is Best?
There are many types of cribs (standard, convertible, multipurpose, and round) – however, the two primary options for a nursery are standard and convertible. It’s important to understand each type so you can choose what’s best for your space.
Standard cribs grow with your baby until they are three feet tall. They typically have several mattress height levels, so you can adjust the bed as the baby grows. They’re also fairly large, so they take up a good amount of space in your nursery.
Standard cribs offer a lot of design options. You’ll find a ton of styles, models, and finishes to choose from.
Convertible cribs can support your baby as they grow into a toddler and then into a child. The bed can transform into another bed type, including a toddler bed, day bed, and full-size bed in some cases. That means convertible cribs are a great long-term option that could save you some money later on.
Still, it’s important to note that the initial purchase of a convertible crib can be a bit more pricey than a standard crib. Plus, you’ll have to buy conversion rails separately.
How to Select for Crib Safety
All cribs sold in the US and Canada are compliant with safety regulations. However, you should look for cribs that;
- Have straps and wall anchors that prevent tipping
- Have buttonless panels to avoid choking
- Are tested for entrapment in accordance with the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act
- Are tested for protrusion on the ends of the footboard according to the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act
Shopping for a Crib According to Your Budget
The crib’s features, materials, construction, brand, and style all play a role. We recommend choosing Tulip for more affordable options that still put crib safety first. Shop Tulip crib options here. If you do have a larger budget and are looking for more high-end cribs, we recommend Natart’s Italian design. Shop Natart crib options here.
Ultimately, crib safety should be the number one determining factor when picking out a crib. If you’re looking for the highest safety guarantee, be sure to check out Natart. All of our cribs are Greenguard Gold Certified because we understand just how special your little one is.