HOW TO CHOOSE A COT FOR A BABY?
Every mom and dad look forward to the birth of a future baby. But before he comes to this world, it is important to prepare and equip his future room. It’s important not to lose sight of anything. You will need diapers, napkins, and toys that you can buy in bulk and save a lot, you also need a stroller, clothes. But the main point in this matter is convenience for the newborn and for the mother, because at first you will need to get used to caring for the child and it is important that the frequently used items are at hand.
Of course, the first item that the baby will meet in the new room will be his crib. In the first weeks of his life, the child will sleep a lot and want to eat both day and night, not allowing his parents to get enough sleep, so at this time this piece of furniture should be placed in the bedroom. In this case, the cradle, which again gained great popularity, would be the best option.
Pros and cons of the cradle for the newborn
The modern market presents a variety of products, which means that choosing the right model will not be difficult. There are cradles for every taste on sale: there is also the most common cradle for a newborn, wooden, with wheels, a self-pawing built-in mechanism or more advanced with electronic gadgets, built-in nightlights. This is very convenient when the cradle itself does the rocking “work”, and if you choose a model with wheels, it will not interfere, for example, when washing floors, since it can be moved. But nevertheless, this model is not recommended to be chosen, since its main disadvantage is that the baby will very quickly “grow out” of it. By the age of three months to six months, the child will learn to sit down and roll over on his own, and she will no longer be needed. And the modernized models also have the corresponding cost.
PROS AND CONS OF WOODEN BEDS
One of the most popular and affordable to most on a budget are wooden cribs. They are chosen for the fact that they are assembled from natural wood and are most often very reliable. Of course, this type of crib has an impressive range of colors and patterns. The disadvantages include its poor mobility, as it is quite bulky and so easy to transfer from one room to another will not work. In this regard, it will be better to buy a cradle for the baby so that there is more free space. Active children will feel one more minus, since the side walls of the crib are rigid, the child, tossing and turning, will constantly bump into them and wake up.
DISADVANTAGES AND BENEFITS OF THE IRON
Another fairly popular model is the iron bed. The main feature of this type is the long-term use (service life is about 10 years), as well as a large selection of both design and color. Cons are comparable to wood, but in addition, unpleasant sensations are attributed to skin contact with metal. This can cause big problems. Firstly, babies have very sensitive skin and contact with the ice wall will not ensure a quiet sleep. Secondly, such a bed will have to be warmed with additional materials and constantly monitored so that the baby is not cold.
Pros and cons of bed-crib
Bed-playpen Nowadays, the playpen is beginning to gain popularity. You can call this type of model a real children’s center, since it includes a large number of useful functions. This is a full-fledged bed with two-level height, it can be used at the same time as a mattress, playpen, changer, night lamp, and it also has many fun hanging toys and a mechanism with music. The child will be able to jump, play, fall, but hit will not work.
Another plus is the mobility of the arena. It is convenient to fold it and move it to another room. Moreover, it can be placed in a bag, which will solve the problem of spending the night at a party. There is also a transparent wall for the little researcher to see the world around him. But such a wonderful model also has a drawback – not everyone has the opportunity for the baby to leave the playpen himself, there is no opening door with a zipper on it.
And in the end, let’s say the following: regardless of what you like, whether it is a cradle on wheels, wooden or other, it is important to take into account the mobility, comfort and safety of the bed when choosing, because the health of the baby depends on this. And for parents this is the most important thing!