Published at Thursday, October 17th 2019, 02:23:51 AM. Bedding & Decor. By Quinta García.
The idea to put together a baby keepsake box may have only come to you after giving birth when you suddenly realise how many tiny, sentimental things you want to keep hold of. However, you can work backwards and document the whole of your baby’s journey into the world by including a few ‘bump’ pictures, so they can see how they used to fit in your tummy, as well as any sonograms and appointment cards you managed to keep.
Sturdy construction: Give the bed a good jostle – it needs to stand up to a few years of bouncing and other toddler wear and tear. The more solidly built the frame, the less likely you'll have to replace it after one too many dance parties. Solid wood costs more but will endure better than cheaper materials.
If you‵re planning to convert your baby´s crib to a toddler bed, consider dual-firmness convertible mattresses, which are in the middle to top price range. They´re extra firm for infants on one side and cushier for toddlers on the other. Some have standard foam or springy memory foam for the toddler side. (You can flip the mattress after your baby`s first birthday, when the risk of SIDS decreases.) The Sealy Posturepedic Spring free crib mattress, about $180, has a side made of soybean foam for infants and a softer latex foam side with a water-resistant soft fabric cover for toddlers.
Choosing a crib mattress might seem like a boring task but it‵s one that warrants careful consideration. The mattress is as important as the crib, and we recommend buying the best one you can. Why does it matter? For one thing, your baby will spend a lot of time in his crib. It might seem hard to believe, especially when you´re getting up to feed a fussy baby in the middle of the night, but infants sleep up to 18 hours a day.