When you’re pregnant, the world is your oyster when it comes to cribs. You can choose any style, color, and size you want, and there’s no reason why you can’t find the perfect crib for your baby. However, buying a crib can be a tricky task, especially if you’re not familiar with the different types of cribs out there. In this article, we will provide you with essential tips for buying a crib that will make the process easier for you. Ready to go? Let's get started!
It's no secret that new parents are busy - there's always something to do. From grocery shopping to laundry and cleaning, there just isn't enough time for everything! That's why it's so important to get a crib as soon as possible. Not only will this make life a lot easier for you, but your child will be happy too! Here are tips for buying a crib that will help you make the best decision for your family.
Buying a Crib hunt
I am so happy to let the nursery planning begin! I don't know what it is, but I hit the 6 month mark and all of a sudden a fire was lit under me. I started saving nursery inspiration pics, let's face it, well before we were blessed with this little baby so I definitely have no shortage of ideas.
First things first, the crib. Being that this is the biggest piece and the focal point of the room I knew I wanted to start here. At first I thought this would be really easy, I'd had my eye on a specific crib style for years. But true to mine and Mike's usual fashion we felt we had to research, shop, and exhaust every other possible option to make sure this was indeed the winner.
Here are a few on the list:
So after tons of online research and checking out all our local stores I realized cribs aren't cheap, especially the streamlined modern kind I was gravitating towards. And in reality, this was really my second favourite style of crib. I still had my heart set on my first choice, the Jenny Lind Style crib.
I just love the classic, vintage look and mixed with some modern elements I think it will look just adorable in the room. It's so sweet and charming, isn't it?
Here are a few inspiration pics of it in action.
Long story short, after calling around to all my local stores, emails with a few Canadian distributors, this crib was NOT easy to find. I was hoping to purchase somewhere a little closer to home but no such luck. I ended up finding the crib at a steal of a price $169 at allmodernbaby.com. After shipping and duties, the grand total came to well below any of the other cribs I was looking at. Win. Win.
So the Jenny Lind it is, my first choice AND it was the cheapest one - that never happens.
It feels so good to make some progress. Crib - CHECK!
Buying a crib is one of the most important baby steps you will take in your life. Since it can lead to better sleep habits and more quality time with your little one, make sure you follow all the tips we shared above so that you don’t end up making a costly mistake.
Do share in comments too if anything else comes to mind!
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I keep in mind when buying a crib?
If you don't already have one, we strongly advise getting a new crib. Do not use the drop-side function if you must keep a crib with a drop-side. Verify the slat spacing. A crib's or a bassinet's slats shouldn't be more than 2 ⅜ inches apart.
Is it OK to buy second hand crib?
Avoid purchasing or accepting a used, secondhand crib if at all feasible. While it is kind and well-intentioned of someone to lend you a crib, it might not be the best choice for your child's safety. The unavoidable fact is that a secondhand crib might be dangerous. It's possible that older cribs don't adhere to modern safety standards.