We Know: How to Buy a Baby Crib
About Baby Cribs
In the United States, the standard crib mattress size is 52x28". A quality baby crib should be sturdy and not rock when
you drop one of the sides. Assembly instructions should be easy to follow and require few tools. If you're having the
crib shipped, be sure to inquire about shipping charges.
Optional Features for Baby Cribs
A baby crib may have one or more of the following features:
- Drawer storage beneath the crib. Convenient for holding diapers, powder, and other items.
- Side that easily drops down. One-hand operation is ideal, but in any case, the sides must drop quickly, quietly,
and easily for fast access to the baby when necessary.
- Soft edges and corners. There should be no sharp angles or protruding parts that could injure the baby.
- Firm mattress support.
- Easily convertible to a daybed or toddler bed. Extends the usefulness of the crib of the child gets older.
- Swivel casters that can lock. For easy mobility but when locked will stay in place.
- Rails with plastic insulation to protect teething babies.
Baby Crib Models
There are many baby cribs on the market today, including the following:
- Rochester Crib With Drawer from Storkcraft Baby: Sells for around $210.
- 3-in-1 Crib from Delta Enterprise Corp: Sells for around $220.
- Deborah Convertible Crib from Storkcraft Baby: Sells for around $300.
- Monterey Sleigh Crib from Delta Enterprise Corp: Sells for around $170.
- Jenny Lind 3-in-1 Crib by Delta Enterprise Corp: Sells for around $120.