Standard Cribs: Buying Tips for New Parents

Picture of a standard baby cribStandard cribs are not quite as standard as you might thing.  Yes, almost all are made with safety specifications in mind. They all serve the same purpose and offer a comfortable place for your little one to rest. However, some offer more features and details than others. Before you buy from the first standard cribs you see, make sure you are aware of all the available models and the pros and cons of each. These buying tips can help you get started and begin narrowing down your choices.

Buy from the Best Manufacturers

Even couples that have no children yet can probably name a few of the most popular makers of standard cribs. You may know a few off the top of your head, but do you really know if they make a quality product you would want to buy for your child? Start by researching a few of your choice manufacturers. Each probably offers a number of models, which you can narrow down later. Start by first getting a feel for the company. After all, if the company is reliable with a good over all record then the product they sell is more likely to be worth the price.

Unique Features You Want

Now its time to narrow down the choices from the many standard cribs your top manufacturers make. Begin by listing the features you require in your baby’s crib. If you’re not sure what is out there, take a look at some retailer websites and review the various product pages. Some offer convenient wheels that make the crib easy to move from one room to another. Other models feature a sliding side that allows for easier access to the inside of the crib. Another popular feature is a drawer attached to the base of the crib. This is an excellent choice for parents with limited living space.

Cosmetic features are another thing to consider. Some parents prefer very traditional standard cribs while other parents want something a little more decorative. There are numerous options, especially if you are willing to pay a little more for the luxury of a highly detailed crib. Some cribs come with posts while others also include a canopy. These are not a required addition among standard cribs, so make sure you know what you want to begin narrowing down the potential models. You will be glad you did as you page through online listings or stop at local baby furniture stores and browse the merchandise.

Price Comparisons of Standard Cribs

Finally, it is time to compare prices of standard cribs. You should already know which brands you are willing to trust, and which models offer the features you require. Now take your top crib models and start reviewing the prices. You might be surprised just how much the price for the exact same crib will vary depending on where you buy it. The internet is an excellent resource that provides a wide range of sellers and prices to compare. Find the best standard cribs at the lowest prices, and then make the purchase!


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