Choosing A Crib: Easy As 1,2,3

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domanishotblogPurchasing a crib can be an overwhelming experience for many expectant parents. Parents have trusted the Bellini brand for over 30 years. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions that we hear everyday from our customers.

How long will my baby stay in the crib?
While each child is different, your baby will stay in their crib approximately 24 months. You will continue to lower the mattress support as your child becomes more active. If your child can climb out of the crib once the mattress is at its lowest level, it’s probably time to convert your crib to a toddler/day bed.

When Should I buy a Crib?
Most expectant give themselves enough time to receive the furniture before the baby is born. Certain nursery pieces may take up to 14 weeks to arrive. If you don’t want to receive furniture in your home before the baby is born, make sure to have a conversation with your Bellini design consultant. They will make arrangements to hold your furniture until the baby born. Whatever your plan may be,  give yourself enough time to make an educated decision.

How do I know if the Crib is Safe?
All cribs meet minimal government safety standards so you want to look for cribs that are certified from outide organizations such as JPMA. Other things to look for? The crib slats should not be more than 2 3/8 inches apart. Also – standard mattress should fit snugly inside of the crib. For safety tips go to

Should I use a secondhand crib?                                                                                      The short answer is NO. According to the JPMA, you should always buy a new crib and stay away from hand-me-downs. Safety standards are constantly changing and it’s never a good idea to repeatedly re-assemble a crib.

What are the types of Cribs? At Bellini – we have two types of cribs Lifestyle cribs and standard Cribs.

Lifestyle Cribs convert from crib to toddler/daybed to eventually a full size bed. These popular line of cribs  tend to have a higher more detailed back. Even if you are not sure if you will convert the crib to a full size bed, convertible cribs look great as toddler beds and give you the option to extend the life of your crib to a full size bed.

Standard Cribs convert from a crib to a toddler/ day bed. Standard cribs have a smaller profile and may seem to take up less space. They are also great if for multiples and/or grandma’s house.

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I hope this helps you get a few of your questions answered. Happy Shopping!

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About Malika Lewis

Malika Lewis has been working with expectant parents for over 8 years. Before Bellini, Malika was a succesful Personal Shopper at giggle and the customer servce manager at Sprout San Franciso. She also also blogs on all things baby for major online magazines.
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