If you are in the process of shopping for a crib, then you will at the very least have to consider buying a convertible crib. They have many benefits, but arguably the most attractive one is that they can be used until your child becomes an adult. And because convertible cribs are meant to last for a long time, most of them are very sturdy and durable.
Convertible cribs are growing in popularity because of their versatility. Many cribs are able to convert to a toddler bed, daybed, and a full sized bed. Children can grow right with their bed, and parents don’t have to go through the hassle of buying larger sized beds as time goes on.
If you have decided to purchase a convertible crib, then the next step is figure out which one to buy. This involves figuring out what requirements you have for it. For instance, the Stork Craft Aspen Stages Crib comes with a drawer below it for extra storage. Also, convertible cribs vary in terms of what’s included with the package, as some will come with a toddler rail, while others have to be purchased separately.
You will have to purchase a conversion kit when you turn the crib into a full sized bed, so include this as a part of your budget as well. In addition, the price tag of convertible cribs are generally more expensive than traditional ones since they have greater versatility. However, when you consider the longevity of a convertible crib, it’s a more economical purchase overall.
Safety is always a top priority when it comes to selecting any crib. JPMA is a certification program that evaluates the level of safety that convertible cribs have. If you see a crib that is indeed certified (usually listed on product description) by JPMA, then this is one that you know that you can trust. An important characteristic is how sturdy it is, so you can be sure that it stands the test of time. You can get an idea of this by viewing them in person or reading customer reviews online.
What style do you most prefer? What colors are used in the nursery? If you have already put together the nursery and the crib is the finishing touch, then it will have to match the decor. If you are planning on building the nursery around the crib, then you have a choice of many different colors and styles. Most cribs are available in espresso, cherry, white, and natural finishes.