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Baby Furniture Buying Guide
Baby Furniture Buying Guide
Are you looking to buy baby furniture, it’s important to have your home properly set up for your newest addition to the family. If you’re becoming a parent for the first time, it can definitely be a challenge to pick out baby furnishings and products alike. The following baby furniture buy guide will feature items for your baby that are safe, practical, and reliable for your growing family.
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Bassinets are basically portable sleeping spaces for your baby. They can be made with woven wood (normally called a Moses basket) while the standard bassinets are made with woven plastic.
They also come with a stand, so you don’t have to place the bassinet on the floor. They’re easy to transport around your home, and are ideal for the first few months when your baby needs its sleep but you want to watch them from wherever you are in the house.
The Dream On Me Dream Baby Bassinet features rolling casters that lock and handles for the maximum in mobility.
Baby Cradles are meant to help your baby sleep with their rocking base that goes back and forth in a soothing motion. They should only be used until the baby is six months old, because at that age, they start learning how to sit and pull themselves up, which can be dangerous because the cradle could rock over.
The DaVinci Chloe Wood Baby Cradle in Espresso can actually lock in place with stopper pins on the base for added safety.
Cribs are the main sleeping space for babies and are suitable from birth to the toddler stage. Here are the different cribs types you can choose from:
Adjustable Height – the mattress can be raised to several different heights, depending on the age and size of your baby. The lower the mattress, the older the child.
The Young America by Stanley Caroline Crib has three different height adjustments for different stages in your baby’s life.
Castors – for easy mobility, try a crib with lockable rolling castors on the legs. You can move it if you ever need to vacuum or you need it in another room.
The L.A. Baby Deluxe Compact Metal Crib comes with 4” wheels and a 3” thick mattress as well.
Convertible Cribs – these cribs can eventually convert to a toddler bed and even a day bed along the way, so it will grow with your child. A good money-saving option if you’re not planning on passing a standard crib down to another newborn.
The BabyMiro Mercer 3 in 1 Convertible Wood Crib has a safety rail when converted to a toddler bed, which is important to teach your toddler to sleep on the bed without rolling off.
Drop-Side – these models have a mechanism that allows you to access your baby from a drop side, instead of just reaching in. Ideal for newborns, since they cannot sit up.
The L.A. Baby Hardwood Rocking Less Than Full Size Crib features a drop side, and also comes with a vinyl mattress pad for added comfort.
Teething Rail – a coating is applied to the rail of the crib so your baby can chew it when they begin teething.
The DaVinci Jenny Lind Wood 3-in-1 Convertible Baby Crib in Ebony has non-toxic plastic rails for your little one to chew on without harm.
Crib Sets come in all sorts of combinations. You can find sets that include the crib and the mattress, or a changing table and dresser. They are a great money saving option because you won’t have to purchase the items separately.
The DaVinci Emily 4-in-1 Wood Baby Crib Set in Ebony comes with a four drawer chest and a three drawer changing table, as well as the convertible crib. Perfect if you want your nursery pieces to match up together.
The unique, rounded Stokke Sleepi Crib in Walnut comes with its Stokke Sleepi Crib Mattress so you won’t have to go out and purchase one separately.
If you want a basic crib set, the Dream On Me Life Style 4 in 1 Convertible Crib Set in White comes with a convertible crib and a three drawer changing table.
Toddler Beds are the step between a crib and a twin-sized bed. Once your toddler is too big for their crib, but too small for a regular bed, a toddler bed is a nice fit for the in-between stage.
The Ecotots Surfin Kids Eco Friendly Twin Bed is safe for your tot because it’s made eco-friendly and free of harsh toxins and chemicals.
Changing Tables are handy if you want to change your baby standing up, and they offer plenty of storage for diapers, wipes, powders, and any other items you need for changing. Make sure the table you go with has rails at the side to prevent your baby from rolling off.
The South Shore Furniture Andover Changing Table has rails on its side and storage slots and drawers for keeping items handy. If you don’t feel like a changing table is necessary, you can always invest in a changing pad,
like the Simmons Kids Three Sided Contour Dressing Table Pad with Non-Skid Bottom. Just place it anywhere and get your baby changed on the go!
Chairs for your baby vary between the following:
Rocking Chairs – meant for you to sit in while you nurse your baby or rock it to sleep.
Get the ultimate in comfort with the Dutailier Ultramotion Sleigh Glider Rocking Chair in Harvest Hardwood Finish – it has cushions that are three inches thick for sinking into.
High Chairs – when your baby can sit up by themselves, you can feed them in their own highchair. They can come with a lot of features, like a slide-out tray for more surface area, different reclining and height positions, and dishwasher/washing machine safe materials.
The Evenflo Expressions II High Chair has rolling casters so you can move the high chair around the kitchen, and easily folds up to be stored away.
Car Seats – one of the most important purchases you’ll make for your baby is their car seat.
Infants under 22 pounds need a model like the Safety 1st Designer Windham Infant Car Seat that is rear-facing. It keeps them as safe as possible in case of an accident.
Once they are ready to face forward, a model like the Safety 1st Vantage Oakwood Booster Car Seat has belts in five positions to strap in your baby safely.
Booster Seats – to help your baby properly fit in a chair, try a booster seat.
If your baby is sitting in a chair at home, booster seats like the Fisher Price Rainforest Healthy Care Booster Seat helps them sit up, keeps them safe, and offers them something to play with.
Play Yards or Pens are closed off, safe areas for your baby to play in while you are busy with chores or cooking. A lot of models are portable with rolling casters and can be packed away to take with you when travelling.
The Graco Play Pen w/ Bassinet & Toy Bar with Fold Away Wheels in Kensley has a hanging toy bar that your child can play with while lying on their back, and has breathable mesh sides that are very fine so your child won’t stick their fingers through it.
Baby Security Gates are used when you let your toddler run free throughout the house. If you want to protect them from falling down or crawling up stairs, you can place the gate in front.
You can also keep them out of the kitchen or just keep them in one room by blocking off the doors with a security gate.
The Evenflo Extra-Wide Soft Gate is a great choice for a gate because it’s pressure mounted and won’t damage doorways. Plus, it’s made of soft mesh, unlike hard metal, so your baby won’t be able to hurt him/herself on it.
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Baby Swings have the ability to keep your baby entertained and safe at the same time. You can buckle them in when you need your hands for something, and they can bounce or swing to entertain themselves.
It can also be a great soothing tool. The Graco Lovin' Hug Swing claims to mimic a mother’s arm shape, so your baby will be more comfortable in it. It can hold babies up to 30 pounds in weight, and actually plays soothing music and nature sounds to calm down your baby.
Crib Mattresses are important to consider for your baby’s sleeping space. For safety reasons, they should be as firm as possible so your baby gets proper support.
Soft, pliable mattresses are harder to get a grip on and your baby might have trouble turning on it, which can be a safety hazard if they are sleeping on their stomach and can’t change positions. The construction material is all up to you!
The L.A. Baby Maxi Support Memory Foam Cotton 2-in-1 Orthopedic Crib Mattress is made from supportive memory foam to keep your child from suffocating.
The strong DaVinci Emily II 2-IN-1 6" 242 Coil Mattress features built in coils for classic support for your baby.
The Dream On Me Visco-Pedic Innerspring Mattress combines foam and innerspring to offer comfort and support at the same time.
Nursery Monitors allow you to check on your baby once he or she has fallen asleep. You’ll be able to hear them crying immediately through the monitor system.
In today’s technologically advanced world, there are monitors that can offer crystal clear sound, or even models that mute the noise and show the noise decibels on a portable screen. The following monitors each have different modern features:
The Graco Digital iMonitor with Vibration actually vibrates when your baby cries, so you can keep it in your pocket just like your cell phone and feel when your baby needs you.
The Fisher Price Remote Control Musical Monitor Color Digital Video System allows you to actually see your baby with its digital video system. You can also hear its cries through the monitor, and aim your own receiver at your face so your baby can see you too. You won’t need to go into the nursery and disturb your baby with this system.
The Safety 1st Hi-Def Digital Monitor has 100% clarity, and won’t allow other radio conversations to feed into your network. Plus it has a cool modern look!
Crib Bedding for your baby’s crib can include decorative pillows, sheets, and cozy blankets for a good night’s sleep.
The Kathy Ireland Home by Thank You Baby The Opposites Blue Pillow Package is meant to accent your baby’s nursery, but shouldn’t be in the crib until they can sit up for themselves.
The Little Bamboo Baby Crib Sheet Set is natural and environmentally friendly, and
the Cotton Tale Poppy Crib Blanket is ideal for wrapping up your baby when you’re holding them (again, don’t let them sleep with a blanket until they are old enough to sit up to avoid suffocation).
Baby Bath Tubs for your infant are designed for your baby to lie down in comfortably. You can fill it with water and easily bathe your baby, unlike in the basic sink.
The Safety 1st Warm Me Baby Shower & Bath features a shower head that makes it easier to spread water around, and a temperature indicator so you know when it’s just warm enough and not too hot.
Potty Trainers help your toddler transfer from diapers to the toilet. They’re smaller plastic toilets that train your toddler to use it instead of their diaper.
There are lots of modernized options out there, like the Safety 1st Smart Rewards Potty. It actually talks to your child with encouraging phrases and hands out stickers to chart your child’s progress!
Diaper Pails are to be placed next to your changing table for diaper disposal convenience.
The Safety 1st Simple Step Diaper Pail has a foot pedal that instantly pops the top and a deodorizing compartment to minimize odour.
Diaper Bags are for on-the-go parents to store diapers in when out and about. Diaper bags have actually gotten quite stylish over the years, so here are some fashionable examples for you to choose from:
The Fleurville Re-Run Hana Diaper Bag in Ogo Print with Green Lining has organized pockets and is eco-friendly to boot!
A more masculine touch is found in the Allen Ave Cevan Metro Diaper Bag - Black Stars & Gears with its design, and it comes with a changing pad inside.
The water and stain resistant OiOi Dot Hobo Diaper Bag in Black with Lime Lining (inside and out) has a stylish, classic look that will match with any outfit.
More Baby Furniture & Accessories
Baby Strollers come in many different types of styles and feature different functions. When you want to take your baby out for a walk, here are some options for you to choose from:
Conventional – these are the basic strollers that normally come with a harness or belt, snack tray, cup holders, foot rests, brakes, and machine-washable padding.
The Graco LiteRider Stroller in Tango in the Tongo is a great example of a conventional stroller – with a reasonable price!
Jogging Strollers – get your daily workout and take your baby along with you!
The InSTEP Ultra Runner Orange and Grey Jogging Baby Stroller has been constructed of light, yet durable aluminium, and pneumatic wheels that can handle sharp turns and smaller spaces much easier than a traditional four-wheeled stroller.
Jogging strollers can easily fold away and can carry children up to 80 pounds – practically double the weight of the conventional model.
Lightweight Strollers – if you’re looking for a stroller that isn’t bulky, so it will be easier to transport around,
a lightweight option like the Stokke Xplory Complete Stroller in Black is a good choice. Its unique design has your baby facing you and is much taller than other strollers, so you won’t have to bend down as far.
Lightweight strollers are normally less than 20 pounds and are suitable for short trips.
Tandem Stroller – if you have twins, or two babies close to the same age, consider a tandem stroller (where they sit front to back) or a double stroller (when they sit side by side).
The Kolcraft Contours Options Ruby Tandem Stroller can switch the direction of its seats so your children can face whichever way they like. It also features sun canopies to protect your little ones from the sun.
Tandem strollers are ideal for siblings close to the same age, so the older one can sit in front, and the younger one can be shielded in the back.
The Dream On Me Twin Double Stroller in Navy has plenty of storage and also features reclining seats. Double strollers are great for twins, so they can sit side by side and get a view of the world at the same time.
Umbrella Stroller – umbrella strollers are designed to protect your child from the elements. It features a giant canopy overhead that can protect from the rain and sun.
The Kolcraft Jeep All-Weather Reclining Umbrella Stroller in Abyss Pattern keep your child cool in the summer and warm in the winter with its exposable or retractable mesh lining. Its canopy adjusts easily to shield your baby from the weather.
Dishware like the Dream Baby Stay-Put Bowl and Cutlery in Blue is a great way to teach your children how to feed themselves without the spills.
The spoon, fork, and bowl all have plastic suction cups to stick to any surface area, so there will be no dropped utensils on the ground.
Baby Riders are kind of like backpacks – only your baby fits inside them! They’re handy if your stroller is too bulky for the tasks you need to do, and you need your hands to be free.
Try the Infantino Front2Back Baby Carrier Rider – it has a unique buckling system that allows you to hold your baby either in front or on your back. It also includes a bib for your baby and memory foam cushioned straps to keep you comfortable.
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