The appearance of the baby is long awaited and joyful event for every family. And to the appearance of the smallest member of the family usually prepared a few months before his appearance, to provide it with all necessary.
In the first months of life a baby spends most of his time in sleep, health, which you must provide parents. And here already start the “meal choice”: choose an oscillating or classic, a transformer, or the cradle?
What are baby cots, how they differ and which model is better to choose for Your child will discuss in this review.
What are cots?
Therefore, for the convenience of parents and kids there are several varieties of Cribs, designed for different ages and with different purpose.
Classic models the most stable of them all – they “stand firmly on their feet”. However, some of the models for mobility are equipped with wheels. If you choose a crib on wheels, be sure to pay attention to their fixation that the grown up kid who already is learning to stand and walk, rocked her and “skated” around the room.
Cots-cradles look very cozy and create the most comfortable conditions for the newborn baby. Such models usually are on two or four legs, while swinging the cradle. With this design, rocking restlessly sleeping child easier.
But these Cribs have one significant disadvantage – by 6 months (or maybe even earlier) the child will grow out of it and need a new one.
Cot bed rocking.
For those parents who are still undecided whether to swing baby in the crib or not, come up with a universal option. The feature of “rocking” is that except for the legs (or wheels) they have curved runners, allowing you to quickly turn the crib into a cradle and Vice versa.
It is important that the wheels are guaranteed a secure fit and if necessary rapidly removed. Perhaps the only drawback of such models is the lack of drawers for storage. And even if he is, then it does not benefit from a lot: while rocking the cradle the things inside the box will roll and create extra noise.
The “pendulum” of the crib is another kind of universal solutions for kids and parents. Cot-pendulum according to the principle similar to the nacelle, but due to the large size they are more practical.
Usually share three kinds of pendulum mechanism: transverse (side to side), longitudinal (forward and back) and combined (due to its design combines both types). The most popular cross pendulums, since it uses less area and easy to located even in small rooms.
It is important to remember that by placing such a model in the room, it should not firmly stand by the wall to have a place for rocking.
Perhaps the most practical option is convertible beds.
They combine the crib, changing table, shelves, drawers, and some models can even be a children’s dresser. At its core, the bed-transformer is a set of children’s furniture in “one package”, which will provide the baby with all necessary until school age.
Of the downsides of this design it is worth noting the relatively small size. While the baby is still small, he could loosely feel the inside of the crib and it does not require much space for storage, but when the child grows up, perhaps, this kit will be enough and will have to consider expanding.
Most often, cots for babies are made of natural wood. It is harmless and environmentally friendly material, ideal for children.
Choosing a wooden crib, you should give preference to the more solid kinds of wood – for example, alder, beech or oak. Softer wood (like pine), though will be cheaper, but over time, when the baby will be to actively explore the world, there may be traces from teething or favorite toys.
From chipboard often do cots-transformers. It significantly reduces the cost of the whole structure, but, alas, do not last long.
This design serves to benefit primarily parents – putting him in the crib, the load on the back is reduced. Then the wall can be returned to its original position. Importantly, the process of raising-lowering occurred at most silently.
The complete lowering of the side wall gives the opportunity come to move the cot to the parent and thereby allow parents to make fewer night “walks” to the kid. Of course, this option is applicable if the height between the two beds are not too different.
The position of the bottom. As a rule, most of the models except the cradles have at least two positions of the bottom of the crib. At high position mothers easy to pack babies, not bending too low. And when the baby grows up, begins to sit up or learning to walk, the lowest position of the bottom will protect it from accidental drops.
In fact, what these levels are larger, the easier to adjust the height depending on the need.
The structure of the bottom. If the side surfaces are usually made of slats so that air can penetrate into the crib (and to see the position of the crumbs while you sleep), the bottom can be both slatted and solid. Choosing a crib for your toddler it is better to prefer the first, because the slats provide full ventilation of the mattress, which is especially important during the “night of surprises”.
This is easily achieved by selecting the best for Your living conditions model, sustainable design and environmentally friendly material. Everything else depends on personal preferences and requirements to the crib.
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