The first type of cribs used were probably more like cradles. They typically were small free standing beds that could be placed right next to the parent's bed for easy accessibility. The baby cradle was homemade with the first ones often being made of a hollowed out log. Many cradles were made on a frame so they could rock gently.
Another type of crib is a portable crib that you might want to think about. This means that if you are going away or going to stay with a relative, you can just bring your baby’s bed along with you so that they are comfortable and familiar with their surroundings. Portable cribs can be erected in minutes and can be folded away again with similar ease. This will give you the security of knowing that your baby is safe and happy no matter where he or she is.
Most crib mattress is made to be firmer than traditional mattresses, but make sure you find one that will stay firm through many years of use. A good way to test a crib mattress it is to try to fold it half. The further in folds in half, the softer it will be. Find one that is fairly stiff and does not bend much at all.
Safety and comfort can be achieved by selecting a crib that meets all current government standards. Then the style, appearance, quality, and durability, however, require an understanding of the characteristics of the various materials offered. Have this idea ever across your mind when buying a crib?
A good choice for those on a budget, the standard crib is a best buy. Money aside, its often a choice that many parents make. A standard baby crib is exactly what it sounds like: missing all the bells and whistles that can often times accompany other types of cribs.
A standard crib usually gives you a choice between a single rail or double rail. With a single rail, only one side of the crib will be able to be put down for access. With a double rail standard crib, both rails can be moved or adjusted up and down. For my preference, I always chose a double rail crib.