Keep your baby safe by buying the best furniture for a nursery
You decided decorate your baby nursery room and do not know where to start with? The first thing you should have in mind is the safety of your baby. You can also look for convertible furniture that you can use even when your baby grows. You need to find a balance between safety, functionality and comfort.
The slats of the baby crib should not have a distance between them longer than 2 3/8 inches. If exceeds this distance the baby head can get stuck. Do not buy cribs that have corner posts above the headboard and footboard. The baby can be strangled with his own clothes in this corner posts. Make sure that every piece of furniture is certified by the Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association, which means that it has the JPMA symbol.
2. The changing table
When buying a changing table is better to pick one that can be also used as a dresser so you can store clothes. One that has a special spot for diaper changing would not hurt. Do not forget about the elevated sides of the changing table, keeping your baby safe.
3. Baby dresser
Maybe you think you do not need one because baby’s clothes are small but I can ensure you that in no time he will need more space than you. Baby clothes are so lovely, who can resist buying them?
And if you are on a limited budget is better to purchase it from the beginning. Try to buy one that can offer lots of space. Make sure to secure the dresser with straps not to put the baby in danger when he grows and starts climbing things.
4. Portable furniture
If you want to buy some portable furniture such as a bassinet, a cradle or a play yard first check if it is built according with the safety requirements of JPMA. Try them out to see if they are firm and their locking devices work properly, to impede the rocking when the baby is untended.