Things to Consider When Buying a Crib

There’s a seemingly endless list of things you need to buy when preparing for the arrival of a baby.

Things to Consider When Buying a Crib

Submitted by Swiss Valley Furniture on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 12:30am

There’s a seemingly endless list of things you need to buy when preparing for the arrival of a baby. Of everything on your new baby shopping list, however, there are few things more important than just buying a crib, making sure it is safe is key. Here are a few things you should consider when shopping for cribs.

First, you can generally have peace of mind during the purchasing process (as long as you’re buying new, that is). All cribs are now government-regulated for safety purposes to prevent injury to your child. Of course, even then, not all cribs are created equal. For example, handcrafted cribs that offer higher workmanship are a much better option for protecting your child. These cribs won’t have a loose frame or any loose slats or cracking wood.

Measurements are also important for crib safety. Slats should be no more than 2 and 3/8 inches apart, and corner posts should be at least 16 inches higher than the end panels to prevent potential injury to your child. In addition to these features, new parents should make sure the mattress and sheets they purchase are a good fit for the crib. Mattresses and sheets should fit snugly to prevent risk to your baby.

At Swiss Valley Furniture, our handcrafted cribs adhere to these safety guidelines to provide a safe place for your little one to sleep, giving you one less thing to worry about as you begin the adventure of parenthood.