How to choose a baby crib?

We all know the importance of preparing a baby crib now. so how to choose a baby crib? we can do as below.

1. Look at the material

The main materials of cribs are wooden beds and non-wooden beds.

wooden bed

Mainly includes pine, beech, walnut, synthetic wood, etc.

In terms of quality, walnut > beech > pine > synthetic wood, but considering factors such as cost, use time, and safety of cribs, pine beds are the most common, followed by beech, and walnut and synthetic wood are rarely used.

Pine wood is low in cost, but the wood is soft and has high moisture content, which can easily lead to cracking. However, babies are relatively light. A three-year-old baby generally weighs no more than 50 pounds. Moreover, a baby can sleep in a crib for up to three years. Even if a second child is born, it will only be six years. As long as it is a reliable brand and used properly, There is no problem with quality, so pine wood is the most commonly used in cribs.

Beech wood is hard, not easily deformed, and durable. It is a material used in mid- to high-end furniture and is relatively expensive.

Walnut wood is of good quality, expensive, and rarely used. I think if you don’t have a mine at home, you should not consider it. You will be laid off in a few years, so there is no need to buy something too expensive.

Synthetic wood is the least safe, because it is mostly made of wood scraps, glued, and veneered. It looks like real wood, or even fake, but it has a strong smell. Most parents will not buy this, but some parents buy it online, are greedy for cheap, and are deceived by the seller. Some unscrupulous products only use solid wood in part of the bed and use laminated composite boards in other parts, which deceives consumers. Therefore, it is best to choose a big brand when shopping online and ask customer service whether the entire bed is made of solid wood.

non-wooden bed

It’s not common. The material is mainly steel pipe + plastic. The main selling point is that it is portable, requires no installation, and has no paint. It looks like the kind of folding bed we use in the office. Portability and light weight will inevitably lead to poor stability. It may not be very comfortable for babies to sleep on, and it does not look warm enough for home use. If you often take your baby out, you can consider it, but having said that, although it is light, But the size is there, and it’s quite a hassle to bring a bed with you when you go out.

2. Safety

Try to choose guardrails with no edges for the crib. The distance between the two railings should not exceed 6 cm to prevent the guardrail from getting stuck on the baby’s head.

The criteria for choosing a baby mattress are to adjust the mattress to the highest position and at least 40 cm away from the highest point of the fence. The mattress and bed frame must be tightly fitted to prevent the baby from inserting his fingers into the gap; the size of the mattress must be perfect. Like the crib, the gap between the bed and mattress should not be wider than 2 fingers to prevent the child’s body from getting stuck in the gap.

All surfaces of the crib must be coated with a safe, non-toxic paint.

In addition, since teething babies like to bite things, the guardrails around the bed must be equipped with anti-bite strips to prevent the baby from eating the coating into his stomach.

3. Crib decoration

When parents buy a crib, they must choose a crib that is simple in style and does not have too many carvings, because carvings and protrusions can easily catch the baby’s clothing and cause injury.

In later use, mothers should not post pictures on the bed, because these pictures will be torn off by curious babies and stuffed into their mouths, causing safety hazards.

At the same time, you should pay attention to the size when choosing a crib, because it will become too small after a long time, which is a waste. If it is too large, the baby will move around while sleeping. Generally, the inner length of the crib is less than 150 centimeters at most.

4. Bed height

The guardrails of the crib must have a certain height and cannot be too low. The inner height of the bed board and bed head should be at least 600 mm. When the bed surface is at its highest position, the distance between the upper side of the bed surface and the side boards or the side of the bed head should be At least 300 mm to prevent infants and young children from rolling out of the bed when sitting up and causing accidents.

5. See instructions and signs

Instructions for use are important instructions and references for consumers to correctly install and reasonably use the crib. If the instructions for use are incomplete, it is likely to cause a series of unnecessary risks, such as misuse, misuse or safety hazards caused by negligence. In addition, it is necessary to set the maximum height or thickness mark allowed for mattresses to warn consumers to use the product appropriately. All of the above are indispensable.

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