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Selecting Play Pens And Cribs For A Nursery

Jul 18, 2008
If you've got a baby on the way, the best time to start setting up with cribs, play pens (or play yards, whichever you prefer), and other essentials is now. You can never be too early when it comes to being prepared, but being too late and having your baby before you get all of your essential furniture and other items is a bad road to go down. This type of project takes a great deal of care to complete, so definitely set aside a good portion of money to spend on your baby's room before he or she comes into the world. As I said, play pens, cribs, and other furniture items are a must, so choose wisely.

Room selection when it comes to your baby's nursery is paramount. Many parents don't give this much thought, but you need to make sure that your baby's crib is near to your room so that you can hear her in the middle of the night if she starts crying. Also, if you find that the only place you can put a baby is upstairs or downstairs, you may consider using a play pen or crib in your own room for the first few months that your baby is at home. This will make sure that you can easily hear your baby at all times of the night.

Being cheap and practical is very important when it comes to selecting furniture for your baby, but don't put too much emphasis on "cheap." You'll typically need to replace your baby's cribs and play pens at normal intervals, but if you find that you're replacing these items every couple months you may need to invest in a different brand. Look around and consider talking to other parents to see what brands they recommend you try before dropping a ton of money on a play yard or bed that's simply going to break a couple weeks down the line.

Definitely choose furniture that keeps your baby entertained. Many cribs and play pens are made from colors that are bright and engaging for a baby, and others also make use of mobiles over your baby's head. Getting products such as these will very much contribute to your baby's well-being and happiness, so you should definitely look into them.

If you should decide on a theme, stick with it throughout your furniture purchasing. Many people like to go with images of cartoon characters or nature scenes in their baby's room, so choosing a crib or play pen to match that motif is a good way to create a soothing atmosphere for your child.

I hope that this article has helped you figure out how to select cribs and play pens that suit your needs.
About the Author
Joe provides information on Superyard XT Play Yard products at his website, along with links to the very popular Graco Pack N Play Playard brand.
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