You’re on the lookout for the most suitable baby crib because your baby is on the way. You know you want a convertible crib but don’t know what to search for. When shopping for a baby, how do you know you’re getting the proper one?
1) Verify If There Are Suggested Safety Regulations
If you’re in the market for a new convertible crib, the first thing you should ensure is that it satisfies all applicable national safety regulations. The crib should have been manufactured after 2011, when regulations changed to prohibit the use of drop-side rails To be safe. Ensure the headboard and footboard of the crib have no cutouts and that the slats are spaced properly. Babies that like to explore can become stuck in the spaces between the slats or fall through the openings in cutouts. Be sure that your crib slats are no more than 2 3/8 inches apart, as this is the maximum allowed by safety standards.
2) Use Only GREENGUARD-Certified Materials
When considering health and safety, you typically think of things like bumps, falls, and getting tangled up. However, should not ignore indoor air quality. What is your familiarity with off-gassing? It’s the result of releasing chemicals into the air from manufactured goods. When you bring something new into your house, you could catch a whiff of its “new vehicle” off-gassing. Sometimes you can smell the chemicals, but often you can’t.
Your baby’s crib and mattress are not immune to off-gassing; it happens with all sorts of items. What’s more, the emitted chemicals aren’t exactly healthy for you to be around, as you might expect. The effects of breathing in those substances range from lightheadedness to respiratory problems and even organ failure. Don’t mess with it; that’s our opinion. Rather than taking any chances, choose non-toxic GREENGUARD Gold-certified materials like a mattress and cot.
3) Look For Height Adjustability
Having a crib with an adjustable platform is also important. Having the ability to raise or lower the mattress of your baby’s crib is a significant convenience, especially when the time comes to make the switch to a toddler bed. It’s probably time to think about lowering the crib once your infant can sit up in it. As your baby grows, you’ll need to raise or lower the mattress to accommodate their newfound mobility in the crib.
4) Choose Comfortable, Breathable Bedding
Crib bedding should always fit tightly around the mattress to keep your baby safe. Therefore it’s important to remember to put a fitted sheet on your baby’s mattress before placing her in there.
For your baby’s peace of mind, Newton Baby offers organic cotton crib sheets that can easily fit over any standard-sized mattress. Your baby will sleep soundly through the night on this sheet because of the all-around elastic and the organic cotton muslin. Our fitted sheets, like our mattresses, are designed to provide optimal ventilation. Every time you put your baby down for the night, they’ll be able to breathe easily and maintain a comfortable body temperature.
Numerous options, including patterns and solid colors, are available to provide seamless integration with your nursery’s existing design scheme. Keep this blog handy while designing your baby’s crib in the future.