Be on the lookout for warped slats and weak rails as even the most expensive is subject to human errors. It is not only the baby’s weight that the crib could be supporting. You could be leaning into it when picking up the child and your added weight might break a weak rail and could injure both you and your child.
Avoid also decorations that could trap your baby. Everything could be working fine in the earlier months but when the baby starts to grow and become active, fancy decorations could injure the child.
Do not settle for baby cribs made from inferior woods. Inferior woods could be cheaper but it will not provide the stability that you might need. Remember the crib that was passed on and used from sibling to sibling? Baby cribs are like that. Your next children could be using the same crib and if you do not check out for stability, well you know what usually happens.
Some of the mandatory standard for cribs design that should help you during your selection.
-Distances between slats should be not more than 2 3/8 inches.
-The top of the drop sides when in raised position should be at least 26 inches above the support from the lowest position.
-Drop sides must be not less than 9 inches above the mattress support.
-The size of the frame should at least be 27 ¾ inches wide and 51 ¾ inches long.
It is always best to buy cribs months before your child is born. Cribs are not staples in many stores and when you have a particular baby crib in mind, locating a particular baby crib could be difficult and time consuming.
About The Author
Robert Thatcher is a freelance publisher based in Cupertino, California. He publishes articles and reports in various ezines and provides baby crib resources on http://www.your-baby-crib.info.