When a young family is waiting for the baby,there is a lot of trouble, and things that need to be completed before the child's birth. This - buy clothes for newborn prams selection, training room for the baby, and, of course, buy a suitable crib, which will serve from the very birth of the baby, and on average - to his three-year period. Therefore we recommend very thoroughly choose a bed for a baby. It is necessary to get acquainted with all kinds of beds, the materials from which they are made, and a list of manufacturers that produce safe and certified furniture for children.
By age category cots are divided into three types:
- from birth to 6 months - usually a crib, bassinet;
- from 6 months to 3 years - this category includes cribs, playpens and cribs, rocking chairs;
- From 3 to 7 years old or older - the first large bed for a child of preschool age, this is more than
The adult age group of children, we will not consider this type of crib today, since this category refers already to standard beds.
By the principle of construction there are many varieties of beds, we describe only the most comfortable and practical classes.
This is the simplest and most common typecots, which is a flat bed with high-limiting flanges. The convenience of these beds is that the baby is in a protected area, and if there is much to toss and turn at night, do not fall out of the crib.
In addition, cots, playpens, tend to havebottom box or space at the bottom, which can be used to store things that you use infrequently or store room for growth. After all, to get them, you need to pull all the bed and the bottom of the crib.
The second type - beds lullabies thatthe most similar to the ancient cradle in which infants rocked many centuries ago. Cradles are oval in shape, with low sides and is compact because only suitable for children aged up to one year. Ground they placed either on wheels or is located on a floating base, which on the principle of the pendulum is swinging left and right, thus cradles the baby.
The third type - bed rocking. From the title it is clear that these beds are rocking, that is, have an oval base, through which lean to the right and to the left. It is not always convenient, as the baby may be unnecessary motion sickness. And so, as a rule, parents buy a crib as a supplement, while keeping the main, more practical. But, at the same time, the expensive versions rocking beds, the base can be changed to ordinary wheels, if at a particular point is you need. And so - easy rocking crib is determined only by its value - the higher the price, the more thought-out design of the crib.
The second classification cots - the material from which they are made. To date, the most practical and popular crib made of three types of materials: chipboard, plastic and metal.
Originally the first material to carry cots -tree. The most natural, pure and harmless raw material for the manufacture of children's furniture as a whole. Natural Analogues it is not. This material provides a wide range of possibilities in the design of the cradle.
Mandatory safety condition cotsIt is a perfect grinding of all wooden elements and the subsequent use of harmless impregnation or lacquer. After all, if the kid wants to bite the edge of the crib, and the children will necessarily do so, he was poisoned harmful chemicals. Of course, there is one important fact with wooden beds - their weight. They are the most severe, when compared to other beds.
Beds made of particleboard
This modern material, which in our marketsubmitted more than one year, it has a lot of fans. This is not surprising, since the beds of chipboard - this affordable combination of price and quality. They are lightweight, practical and with proper maintenance - durable. The main enemy of chipboard - the moisture and water, under the action of the plywood layers delaminate and lose their shape. But in all other plans - this bed is a very good acquisition.
Furthermore, they are much cheaper woodanalogs. When buying a crib should be careful with the quality of the material. The manufacturer must have certificates that confirm the safety of the materials from which made bed. Be sure to check them when buying.
This type of cots unfairly overlooked becausehow many people are afraid of the toxic plastic. Although there are a few nuances of quality - bed is best to choose well-known manufacturers with proven quality - such as Chicco, Graco, Fisher Price.
Plastic beds have several advantages compared to other beds:
low weight - these beds are very light and mobile, do not require much effort when moving;
easily assembled and disassembled, so it is convenient to take with you on the road;
with good quality plastics are used for a long time and do not require special care.
In the last decade, this material has become popular again. Nowadays metal cots extraordinarily beautiful, durable and practical. We define a number of advantages:
- durability - the qualitative metal such bed will be 10-20 years old;
- corrosion resistance - modern beds are made from high-quality metal that does not rust after many years, in addition, in contrast to other materials, such beds are not afraid of moisture;
- Ease - earlier such beds were heavy and bulky, now they are made of light and thin alloys, which allows such beds to be very practical and comfortable in ordinary life
Keep in mind a few important things when buying a metal crib:
quality paint - only high-quality powder coatings are used for painting, which are non-toxic and safe for children;
buy only from trusted manufacturers - from this depends the life of your and your crib.
Summarizing, it is worth noting that when choosingBeds many parents are worried about the size of the crib, the depth of the crib wall and other indicators of ergonomics. But even more importantly, for what purposes do you need a cot - for daytime sleep (at night the baby sleeps with you), for sleeping and playing, or for regular use, and if you often drive, you may need a mobile crib. It is based on these questions, you need to choose a suitable baby cot.
We wish you a successful purchase, and your baby a sound sleep!