Baby Cribs and different Types and Styles

Baby Cribs became popular in the 1800s. As families grew so did the need for bigger houses with more rooms. That way the children could have their own room. This is where it became important for babies to have their own bed. Most people back in the 1800s chose bassinets over baby cribs for their babies to sleep in.

Baby Cribs are the most important piece of furniture in the nursery. Your baby will spend a great amount of time in their crib and it will help keep your baby safe while sleeping. This will be your baby’s first bed for the next 1 1/2 to 2 years of age. Depending on the kind of crib you get. Some you can turn into Toddler beds.

There are all types and styles of beds that will cater to your baby’s needs. Finding a crib for your baby should be easy, but difficult at the same time as there are so many choices to choose from.


A bassinet is more compact and are convenient for parents. You can put them right beside your bed. They are much more comfortable for a young baby to sleep in. They are like a portable crib that you can fold up and move them out of the way. They can also be put in different rooms. If you travel a lot and are going somewhere, where you will need a baby bed, it is easy to take with you. Bassinets are great for when you have a new born and if you don’t have the money to buy a crib at first it will get you by for a few months before you have to get a crib.

Pack and Plays

Pack and Plays are similar to a Bassinet. Some Pack and Plays have an extra piece that can be used as a sleeping area, like a bassinet. Some pack and plays also have changing tables which has an area where you can store things such as diapers, wipes, and other items that you may need at a hands reach. When your baby grows into their own crib you can take off the top piece and then use it for your baby to play in, when you are busy doing household chores.

Mini Cribs

Mini Cribs are a much smaller crib and is lighter than a Standard crib. This would be a great crib if you have a smaller room or for parents who have to travel with a crib. They are easy to take apart and can convert without any tools needed. They will fold completely flat for easier storage.

Standard Crib

A Standard crib doesn’t do anything except for a place to sleep. If you are just looking for something that you just want your baby to sleep, a standard crib will do fine.

Crib With Changing Table

You might want to buy a crib that has a changing table attached if you have a smaller nursery for your baby. This will give you more space for other items that you will need for you baby. The only thing is a crib with a changing table will not turn into a toddler bed and grow with your baby.

If you are searching for a bed that can grow with your baby, you might consider looking at other options. Like a Convertible Crib.

Convertible Cribs

The convertible cribs are the type of cribs that will give parents a flexible option. The convertible cribs can grow with your baby with only a few modifications like extra rails, or a new mattress with a twin or full size bed. The common convertible cribs are the 2-in-1, the 3-in-1 and the 4-in-1. Depending on what you are searching for. There are many brands that have different options.

  1. The 2-in-1 crib is a bed that can change from a crib into a toddler daybed. You can find models that can change from a crib directly to a twin bed. You might want to use a toddler bed for active babies that can climb out of a crib that are not quite ready for a twin bed.
  2. The 3-in-1 crib is a bed that can be changed from a crib into a toddler bed or a daybed, You can also make it into a twin or a full size bed as your baby grows.
  3. The 4-in-1 bed can change from a baby crib to a toddler bed with a safety rail, a toddler daybed without the safety rail, and then into a twin bed. Some of these cribs come with drawers.

When Buying A Crib For Your Baby

When buying a crib for your baby just remember there are so many options out there. Just think about what kind you need and then start searching for that kind. I myself bought a pack and play and a 3-in-1. I used the pack and play for the first few months of my daughter’s life because I liked the fact that I could put her in the room next to my bed so I can check on her. It was also nice to have for when we went on vacation. It was so easy to set up in the place that we rented and she still had her own bed to sleep in. “When” she got older I put her in her own room.

There are so many different brand names out there. You just need to read about them and decide which will work best for you. To make it even harder to decide, you also have choices of shapes and colors of the baby crib. One thing about it, if you know what color and theme your baby’s room is going to be it shouldn’t be too hard to decide on the color. I hope you the parents best of luck and I hope that you have a wonderful life with the new addition. It’s exciting, fun and full of blessings.