One would hope that when you're expecting or you've birthed a “mini-me”, you would spend the bulk of your time on focused planning for his life and future… That you’d be absorbed with planning how to build his moral character or making plans for his college education and what's not. Call us old-fashioned or excessively intense, but you are not too early to start making those plans now.
The reality, however, is decisions that you thought would be easy often end up stealing a hung chunk of your time. Deciding upon a baby crib to purchase is one of those things that gives couples or mothers a lot of tough time, and for the right reasons. For one since 2007, cribs have been associated with the highest child injury rates of any nursery item. That’s enough reason to be concerned.
On top of that, safe, high-quality could be said to now cost an arm and a leg. With some of them priced in thousands of dollars. The good news is, regardless of what your reasons are for being apprehensive and uneasy about your choice of a crib, alternatives exist. We reviewed 10 crib alternatives and have detailed here 3 alternative products that fit the bill. Let's meet them.
Baby Crib Alternatives at a Glance
Details of Baby Crib Alternatives
Baby Moses Basket
The medieval styled Baby Moses Basket is a small hooded baby bed. This beautifully crafted baby basket is woven from espresso finished wood. It’s characteristic portability and lightweight makes it possible for you to keep your baby close to you anywhere you go.
In fact, that’s one common challenge with cribs that is effectively solved by this product. You can move your baby into the room with you. The recommended maxim weight is 15 pounds. But even then, you’re advised never to lift the crib with your baby in it. This is one baby crib alternative.
The First Years Baby Sleeper
The First Years Baby Sleeper allows you to keep your baby on the same bed with you. This, in turn, allows you to feed, cuddle, or simply stare with joy at your little child as his stomach rises and falls from breathing. With your baby in arm's length comes the possibility of adult rollers. But even that is taken care of as the light design frames help drastically reduce that possibility.
This close and secure baby sleeper incorporates an airflow design that promotes circulation around the baby. Made from soft, breathable fabric, the First Years Baby Sleeper was designed with your baby's safety and comfort in mind. The head barrier reduces the possibility of entrapment while the foot barrier keeps the child within the sleeping area. To monitor your child's sleep during the night, a convenient nightlight is made near the head region. No doubt, you’ll love this one!
Low-Bed Option- Giantex Premium Foam for Babies
The exquisitely designed Giantex foam mattress is breathable and waterproof mattress foam. Since liquids are effectively prevented from getting in, the mattress is always dry. It employs a zipper design into the mattress cover which makes it easier for the cover to be cleaned or removed and washed periodically.
The mattress combines layers of the 0.5" 48D memory foam and the 4.2" 25D high-quality foam which allows air to flow freely. In plain language, that simply implies that the structure provides sufficient support for your baby. It’s neither to firm nor too soft allowing your “mini-me” sleep (like baby, ha-ha) and wake up to feeling strong and energetic.
A Final Word
This final product we reviewed leads us to an important note: putting your child on a low bed or simply a mattress without barriers is one of the most liberating things you can do for a little one. Maybe, like the rest of us, you bought the "it’s the safe option” for your baby excuse. You’ve accepted that those barriers that are typically around a crib are necessary to prevent your little baby from falling?
You're right about that! But a child can only fall when he's above the ground. In this case, even if your child ends up on the floor, he surely didn't fall there. He must have slid or rolled into his new position. Without realizing it, you're hampering your child's natural development it makes for a more dependent child. You ought to consider showing some respect for your child, by rearranging his sleep area. By so doing you're allowing him to become better acquainted with his world.