One of the emerging trends that we are seeing in nursery design is rounded cribs. These designer styles are available from leading brands, creating a whimsical appearance in the nursery – but are round cribs the safe option for the nursery?
Round cribs are indeed a safe option for the nursery as they provide all of the safety features that are associated with traditional, rectangular shaped cribs. The round cribs are adjustable to accommodate different heights for different stages of the infant, use mattresses that are flush to the side of the crib to reduce the instance of the infant being caught between the crib and railing and offer firm and supportive crib mattresses that are designed to provide a safe sleeping experience for infants.
There are size variations between the round cribs and mattresses that are available between the different brands. Buying the crib mattress from the same retailer or same brand of crib is going to create the perfect fit without unsafe gaps between the crib mattress and the round crib. Be sure to check the circumference of the crib in comparison with the circumference of the crib mattress to determine a safe fit for the crib.
As with any crib mattress that is chosen, it’s important to choose features that are going to increase the safety of the crib. Choosing a firm crib mattress is going to create a healthy sleeping environment for baby and peace of mind for parents.
Comparing the features of each crib mattress, parents should consider the firmness of the crib, the construction of the layers of the crib and the materials that are used throughout as well as comparing the overlay and other materials used throughout the surface of the crib. In addition, parents should consider the crib mattress covers that are available for the round crib to narrow down the choices of round mattresses that are available and make their decision.
Parents can compare the safety ratings of the round crib mattresses through retail and consumer reports websites, allowing them to make the decision based on safety factors and the experience of other parents that have chosen the trendy option of the round crib style.