5 Tips for choosing the right baby crib

This is a sponsored post about tips for choosing the right baby crib.  Opinions are my own. Hey, congrats! You are expecting a little bundle of joy to arrive in your home!  Now what? Well, you’re going to need lots of things for baby, and it can be really hard to figure out what you need and what to buy.  There are countless lists and books and recommendations in stores and online, although most merchants will clearly recommend the products they make and/or sell, so how do you know that’s truly what you need or will work best in your family home?


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You are going to need a place for baby to sleep.  I think it’s safe to say that the vast majority of parents have a crib in their home.  But with so so so many choices for a crib, how do you narrow it down?  Safety standards are really strict so when buying a crib what do you look for? I have tried to narrow things down to 5 basic things to look for to help make this process a little bit easier for you.
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Style- There are so many different kinds of cribs available now.  From color to design to shape, even, there are options sure to fit with any design scheme. Obviously you don’t want an ultra sleek, modern crib if your home is decorated in country style.  That round crib may look adorable in the store but will it work with your decor scheme?   Maybe you do want it to stand out and make a statement.  It’s kind of fun that
Color- Black, white, brown, natural, there are many color options available.
Size- Most of us are able to use a traditional crib size in our home.  If you are, you’ll probably find there are countless more options available than in other sizes. If you are a city dweller, you may not want nor have space for a full sized crib.  There are many options available- once you know the color and style you prefer, you can start looking for what size crib will work.
Budget- This is the big one.  You want your little one(s) safe where they sleep.  That goes without saying.  But you also don’t want to go into debt to buy a top of the line crib because of the brand name- you want to get a crib that your family can afford.  Safety standards on baby gear and furniture are strict and you can feel confident that any pieces you purchase here in the US are going to meet those standards, or they’d not be on store shelves.  So figure out what you can afford BEFORE you go to make that purchase.
Functionality- How long do you plan to use the crib for?  Will you be like us and use the same crib for all of your children?  Or are you wanting to have a crib that can transition with your child as they get older into a toddler bed, and then down the road, into a day bed or regular bed?  Once you know what kind of crib you want (“just” a crib,
**Even families who cosleep that I have met use a crib, bassinet or Moses basket for baby to nap at times, like during the day when no adults are in bed with them. I haven’t yet met a family that hasn’t had a dedicated spot for a baby to sleep!

Fisher Price is helping to ease the mom-and-dad-to-be’s worries by showing her/him that Fisher-Price is there to help ready the “nest” with quality products as s/he counts down the days until baby comes home.

Fisher-Price Convertible Cribs are a delightful addition to any nursery. Each crib works is incredibly versatile and the sturdy design easily transitions to a toddler bed and daybed. With a variety of styles a colors, you can find the perfect fit for your new little one.


What was YOUR biggest deciding factor when selecting a baby crib?


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

12 comments… add one
  • These are some great tips, and I appreciate your advice to set a budget before you start looking for cribs. My husband and I have a girl on the way, so we're trying to get everything ready for her room. We're pretty tight on money right now, so we'll definitely make sure to set a budget before we start looking at cribs so we don't end up overspending. Thanks for the great post!
  • Very useful post.It's a given fact that your babies will spend most of his first years on his crib, so you should consider a lot of things before getting him one.A baby crib bed, should be sturdy enough to last for a long period of time.
  • I was picky when I bought my cribs too! I wanted to make sure they were definitely SAFE.
  • I searched for the safest and then from those I picked the one I liked the best.
  • Fisher-Price is a name I'd trust so I wouldn't be worried about safety. I like the classic look of it.
  • I wanted to make sure I had the safest crib possible. As a first time mom it was a big decision!
  • We bought a whole nursery set second hand. But, when the recalls all rolled out, we were really nervous as we had a drop side crib and got a new one. Safety for sure is always the biggest concern!
  • Safety and practicality
  • We moved a lot so I wanted to be sure it was high quality enough so that it could withstand all the take aparts and put back togethers we were going to give it!
  • We borrowed a crib from a friend for our son, but I am hoping to get pregnant and have another baby soon, so we'll need to buy a new crib. I'm always so worried about safety!
  • i have to be honest we didnt even buy a crib this time around. we never used our last one for our daughter so we decided to save the money this timme
  • I honestly can't remember what our biggest deciding factor was for buying a crib. I know that we researched a lot of safety features though so I know it had something to do with safety issues. :)

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