Cribs Buying Guide
Choosing a Crib
What Kind of Crib Do I Need?
A crib, also known as a baby bed, will be approximately 28” wide and 52” long. Since your child will be sleeping in one from birth to the toddler years, the crib you choose should as safe and as comfortable as possible.
Baby Crib Safety
Every crib on the market today will comply with industry and voluntary safety standards. These standards ensure that the crib you purchase will be safe, and will regulate features like the space between each slat and hidden hardware. There are a wide variety of styles and materials to choose from, including cribs that can be converted to toddler and twin size beds as your child grows.
The most common type of crib is the standard crib. This classic design is sometimes combined with a baby changing table for an all-in-one option. Consider selecting a standard crib with an adjustable mattress mechanism that will allow you to alter the mattress height as your baby grows.
Sleigh cribs are standard cribs based on the Victorian sleigh bed style, while combining traditional elements with contemporary comfort. Typically, these cribs will be slightly taller than standard cribs, and have curved headboards and footboards. Detailing such as carved lines and inset panels can add interest and sophistication to a baby’s room. Even though this type of bed is most closely associated with the traditional style, sleigh cribs come in a variety of different finishes, including lighter ones that will fit in with any nursery décor, both classic and modern.
When choosing a crib for your baby's room or nursery, style is important, but how its made and how durable it will be should also be a consideration. A crib should be strong and stable; it shouldn't wobble or shake. Available in a variety of types and materials, many manufacturers make cribs that include levelers.
Considered to be the most durable material for furniture, solid wood furnishings are constructed from wood cut from the trunks of trees like pine, mahogany or oak. They are more expensive than engineered wood or laminate products. If your budget allows for a crib set made of solid wood, it will be a treasure that you can enjoy for many years.
Metals are a popular material for cribs because they are strong and easy to keep clean. While metal cribs in general are strong and sturdy, hollow metal tubing is generally less stable than wrought iron.
Choose your new crib based on the colors of your nursery. A wide range of wide colors are available, ensuring a great fit with any color scheme. Go for light maple or dark espresso. Opting for a white crib is always a great choice while shades of blue are always in style for a boy's nursery. Let your imagination run wild! Cymax has the perfect crib for you at the right price.