Parents want to provide the safest sleep environment for their infants, but, unfortunately, our adult conceptions of comfort and safety are not always appropriate for babies. Take this quiz to find out what you should and shouldn't include in a baby's crib.Take the Quiz
Toddlers can be an inquisitive lil' group. They show no fear as they test mom's — and society's — boundaries. For some, the exploring doesn't end at nap nor nighttime. Place one of these feisty tots in his crib and watch how quickly he'll find a way to escape from the confines of his bed. If your lil' one — or his mama — isn't quite ready to make the move to a bed, here are five easy tricks for keeping him put until everyone is prepared.
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Rockabye baby! Babycotpod, the futuristic baby crib design company, has introduced its latest entry to the world of modern nursery design. Resembling a cradle more than a crib, the Metro ($575) merges a wooden frame (available in light, dark, or white finishes) with a white swinging bed. Between the crib's wide slats, the company injects a rainbow of colors in the form of acrylic panels. Unlike traditional box-like baby cribs, the Metro features warm, curved slats to comfort newborns.
This isn't the first time Babycotpod has given us a contemporary crib to ogle — its egg-like Cascara crib caused quite a stir last year. Would the Metro crib work in your nursery?
An unadorned crib allows the option to accessorize with color and change up the decor of baby's room without breaking your future piggy bank. If you decide to skip a crib painted with bright colors, invest in a plain piece that pairs well with plenty of looks — you might go with nautical one season and black and white the next. Check out a couple of our favorite options for any budget.
Simple: The Bloom Alma Crib ($400) has a hint of steel detailing, but is largely a plain crib canvas you can dress up with any look you like.
Swank: The white Sparrow Crib ($730) features the same simple and sleek aesthetic, but a more retro-mod design for a slightly heftier price tag.
When it comes to children's furniture, lots of parents-to-be go neutral and choose a white or wooden crib. But, bold baby beds add a splash of color to your lil one's lair and make a statement — what that is depends on which hue you choose. Whether you purchase a finished crib or paint one yourself, here's a rainbow of inspiration to get you contemplating the perfect color for your kiddo.
The answer to seeing your sleeping baby may soon be clear! Nurseryworks, the swanky modern nursery furniture design company, recently debuted a state-of-the-art Lucite crib that is not only clear, but environmentally friendly too. The Hollis, which could sell for as much as $3,000 when it hits stores early next year, is designed to fit a standard-sized mattress and will have a matching dresser in its collection. Named after Charles Hollis Jones, who is considered a pioneer in the use of Lucite and acrylic, the see through crib will also come in pink and green options. Would the Hollis crib work in your nursery?
It's a mod world! Following the 50th anniversary of the Kind + Jugend baby trade show, moms with an eye for clean nursery lines have plenty of goodies to add to their wish lists. The European stage for launching new baby products often sets the trends for the coming year. Check out these cribs for an indication of what's to come!
After a year of crib recalls due to malfunctioning drop sides, and the death of 153 babies in the past four years, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced plans to ban the cribs and overhaul the standards to which lil one's beds are held. The crib is often the first item mamas-to-be purchase for their nurseries, making them the centerpiece in the room. Take this quiz and see if your crib conforms to the current standards.Take the Quiz
Check out these cribs! Lots of moms and pops make their children's beds the centerpiece of their nurseries. Traditionalists love large wood sleigh cribs and classic Jenny Lind versions with turned spindles. Modernists often buy modular and round cradles. But for the family that really wants a conversation piece, check out these unusual options!