Selecting a bed for a newborn is a very difficult task for parents. Buy a baby cot means, above all, to explore all options offered by the manufacturers. How to choose a a baby bed? What features should have a baby cot? From what material shall be made a cot for a newborn?
These and many other questions are sure to emerge when choosing beds for the baby. There are several main types of beds for newborns and older children:
- The crib-cradle – a small cozy bed. As write some sources, they are designed for children from 0 to 1 year, but in fact, the child will there feel comfortable to a maximum of 6-7 months. When a baby learns to roll over, he will need space. But crib-cradles are very nice and cozy. So if your family budget allows, then crib-cradle is an excellent option for the first time.
- Cribs-transformers – crib in which the child can sleep up to 14-16 years. First, they are in the form of conventional beds, and when the baby is ready to go into a big bed, crib converts into adolescent sofa. This kind of cots has many advantages. Firstly, it is quite economical option. One bed will serve you for a long time. Secondly, this option gives not only the bed, but also very functional changing dresser. Depending on the model, there may also be a shelf, etc. Crib-transformer – a great option for a separate equipped children’s room.
- Classic cots. They can be static or can be provided with rocking mechanism. Usually beds are equipped with mechanisms of motion in two basic types.
The first option – cots-rocking. They have the usual arcuate legs that allow the crib to stagger from side to side. The second option, in my opinion, more successful – a baby cot pendulum. The pendulum can be longitudinal and transverse, and sometimes two of these options are combined. Longitudinal – is when the baby is swinging along the body, and thus a cross – crosswise.
- Fabric cots-playpens. This option appeared not so long ago. It is ideal for travel. This bed-manege can be easily folded into a compact bag and take to the road. There are two variants of the folding mechanism – an umbrella and a book. Umbrella is smaller, but book has a stronger bottom. But still, here, as in all other cribs certainly need a good mattress.