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Common Baby Furniture Items

By Lucy Smith Subscribe to RSS | February 22nd 2012 | Views:

Buying quality baby furniture can sometimes be a problem with so many products to choose from. When shopping for baby furniture, you should first consider the quality which will determine the longevity of the product. The safety of the products you buy is also partamount.Below are descriptions of common baby furniture and their uses.

Moses Baskets /Bassinets

A Moses Basket is a common baby furniture item It consists of a woven basket which has got handles. A Moses Basket is not an essential buy for most parents but is an important baby furniture item nevertheless. Some parents prefer using a Bassinet instead of a Moses Basket. A Bassinet consists of a woven basket made of plastic that is placed on a stand. Both items are used by the baby for sleeping in. They are convenient since they are easily portable and can be carried around. They are also better suited for the first months of a baby’s life (usually 3-4 months).


Cradles are very common baby furniture items. A cradle can be rocked or swung to help soothe the baby. Some cradles are sold with mattresses while others are not. In general, the bedding is sold separately. Cradles are ideal for babies up to six months old. However, they should not be used once a baby is able to sit up on its own, kneel or pull themselves upright.


Cribs can be used for babies right from birth. An important tip for parents of twin babies is that many pediatricians usually recommend placing both twins in the same crib for the first four months of their lives. There are several types of cribs

- Drop -Side Cribs have a mechanism that allows you to raise or lower one side using one of your hands while cradling the baby with the other hand Cribs that have got one static side are often sturdier than cribs with both sides adjustable.

- Adjustable Mattress Base Cribs have the mattress base adjustable to several heights according to the age of the baby. The highest setting is used for a newly born baby and the base is gradually lowered as the baby grows to prevent him from falling out.

- Cribs with Castors are used to make it easier to move them around. Two or four castors are used. If the crib has got four castors, two should be locked whenever they are not in use.

Teething Rails

Teething rails are used on cribs. They are usually made of a clear plastic that is non-toxic. The teething rail is fitted on the crib’s top rail. It serves the purpose of protecting the baby’s gums during the teething process.

Convertible /Stage Cribs

Thses cribs are larger than conventional cribs and have got removable sides that can be conveniently converted into a daybed , toddler bed or head and footboard for a conventional full-size bed.This is agood buy since cribs generally last long.

Lucy Smith - About Author:
Lula Sapphire is a high quality supplier of Baby Furniture, Toys & Clothes in UK focusing on safety, functionality and style.

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