Choose a crib.
Children are the most important treasure that life gives us. That is why, from the very early years of the baby’s life, he needs to be surrounded with care and bestowed upon all the best.
The main factor for the health, development and growth of the child is a sound and healthy sleep. In this article we will talk about how to choose a crib for the baby so that it is comfortable, safe and could give the baby the sweetest sleep.
We will consider many nuances that parents should consider when choosing a crib, the nuances will swing mainly in the design, since it is the most important one.
The sides of the crib.
Side skirts are a very important detail, because they protect the baby and at the same time help him. The sides can be of two types: open and closed. Open sides are most often rack type, and they have their advantages:
Parents and the baby will always have eye contact, the baby will see the parents and feel safe. He will also be able to observe everything that is happening around him, which will positively affect his development;
The rack side, when the baby learns to stand up, will be an excellent helper and support.
A closed side will help protect the crib from drafts, but in this case, parents will have to go to the cot much more often to see how the baby is there.
Let’s talk about the front side of the crib. Mom bends so many times a day to the baby in order to pick him up, fix something, or change his clothes. And such inclinations can be very tiring, so choosing the crib with the front side that can be lowered by 20-30 cm will be the right decision, this will greatly facilitate the above listed “exercises” that mom performs.
Alone, the baby will not be able to lower the side and this will protect him. If you have a bed with a removable side, then you can completely remove it when the child grows up and already goes to bed and gets out of bed.
When the baby grows up and learns to get out of the crib, it’s better, of course, to remove the side so that the child does not need to climb over it, because this is a danger of injury.
Removable slats can be considered as another interesting “feature” of a crib. A pair of twigs can be pulled out of the side and thus make a passage for the baby. The child does not have to climb the sides and squeeze between the rails. The crib will not lose its protective properties, and the baby will be able to safely move from the crib and back to the crib.
The bottom of the crib for the baby.
This part of the crib can be made in different ways, everything will depend on the preferences of the manufacturer. The bottom is different, it can be solid or consist of slats. The solid will be more durable, and the rack will allow the bed to “breathe”. It will also provide faster drying of unwanted moisture, which may appear after another “night accident”.
Also, in some models of cribs, one useful option is provided – adjusting the height of the bottom of the crib. You can set the bottom to the highest level possible, thereby saving your strength I lean toward the peanut, in which case you will not have to bend deep and load the lower back, because you have to bend often. This mode is suitable for a very small baby, as he will not be able to get out of the crib.
For an older baby who is already learning to stand up, it is advisable to lower the bottom to protect it.
Swinging bed for children.
For those kids who have difficulty falling asleep, a rocking function was invented. Such cribs equipped with special curved runners, thanks to which the baby can be rocked. Some models are equipped with a pendulum function, the bed itself will swing and parents need not always be near it.
So that a baby who has already grown up does not swing independently, it is advisable to remove the runners.
Some models of cribs are equipped with a very convenient superstructure – a box for things. Such a drawer is great for storing a bed in it, children’s things that should be at hand. And when the baby grows up, he will be able to put here his toys, books and much more.
The number and capacity of such boxes can be different, it all depends on the model or your wishes.
As for materials, despite the large number of modern synthetic materials, natural wood remains the most popular, because for children everyone prefers natural, environmentally friendly materials.
The crib will become an island of relaxation and pleasant dreams for the baby for more than one year, so choosing it for your baby, give preference to high-quality and comfortable options, because a good sleep for the child is the basis of his health.