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Is our baby furniture? Too cute for these low prices...Nursery Furniture »
Having a baby is a lot of work. One of the more fun tasks for parents- to- be is decorating their new nursery. It can be exciting as well as rewarding to pick out furniture, paint or wall paper, toys, and other items for the little one. It is probably a good idea to wait until you know the sex of the baby before you start buying stuff, but there are gender neutral items available for those who are too excited to wait or want this to be a surprise.
Usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a nursery is the baby bed. Cribs are specially made beds for infants that have four sides to keep the baby from falling out while it is asleep. Cribs are really the only suitable option for infants because normal beds are not safe for them. There are lots of different styles of baby beds (cribs) for parents to choose from. They come in a variety of wood finishes that have an elegant, classic appeal. Some are round whereas most are square or rectangular. They may or may not have a canopy on top of them. These look very nice, but they serve no functional purpose. Crib tents act as covers that look similar to a canopy, but actually encase the baby in the bed. These keep the child from crawling out of the bed and hurting itself, which may happen with an uncovered crib. These are particularly useful as the baby gets older and taller. Parents might want to design their own custom crib to give the baby bed a unique and personal feel.
These types of baby beds can be very expensive. New parents on a budget may want to consider not buying these kinds of cribs because the child will definitely grow out of it quickly and then it will be of no use. Unless you plan on having more kids, an old crib will more than likely end up in the garbage or being donated to someone else. A more economical option is buying a foldable crib. These are far cheaper than ornate wooden cribs and they can be folded up so that they do not waste space when they are no longer needed. A foldable crib can be slipped into the garage for easy storage. That way you will be able to hold onto it in case you have another child without wasting tons of space on an unused baby bed. Buying a used crib is another inexpensive way to get what you need before the new baby arrives.