Thursday, March 31, 2011

Modern Baby Crib Options for the Modern-Day Parent

Some parents like a nursery with a traditional look. Others prefer a more contemporary design. For those parents, modern baby cribs are a must. While traditional cribs may feature curved lines and be quite ornate, modern baby cribs instead feature sleek, clean lines.

Below are a couple of other features you may find on a modern baby crib:

  • Bedside Cribs: One modern invention moms love is the bedside crib. It allows a newborn baby to be close at hand with a crib attached to the bed, but offers the safety of a stand-alone crib.
  • Eco-Friendly Materials: Some, but not all, modern baby cribs will be made from eco-friendly materials such as bamboo. This is in response to the fact that more and more people are trying to find ways to do their part to protect and preserve the environment.
  • Colors: While traditional cribs were usually either white or stained wood, modern baby cribs come in a variety of colors including bright lime green and hot pink.
Manufacturers That Sell Modern Baby Cribs and Bedding There are a number of manufacturers that specialize in modern baby cribs. Some of the most popular include:
  • Eden Baby When it comes to modern baby cribs, Eden Baby offers reasonably priced options. If you love contemporary furniture but have a tight budget, try Eden Baby’s offerings.
  • Stokke Perhaps more well-known for their luxury strollers, Stokke also has a collection of contemporary baby furniture that will please even the most discriminating lover of contemporary d├ęcor. These are high end modern baby cribs, so expect to pay more than you might for a crib by another manufacturer.
  • Dwell Studios Dwell Studios offers a number of contemporary crib bedding sets that will work perfectly with your modern style baby cribs. Dwell crib bedding is available at a number large retail chains as well as online through several online retailers.
Modern Convertible Baby Cribs Modern convertible baby cribs can be transformed into a toddler bed once your baby outgrows the crib. Some convertible cribs can even be converted into a full-sized bed which means this type of modern crib may be the only bed you will ever have to buy your baby.

Best Place to Buy Modern Baby Cribs Some higher end baby supply stores may have a small selection of modern baby cribs, but the choices are likely to be small. A better idea is to go directly through the manufacturer’s website or another online retailer that specializes in modern baby furniture. If you happen to have a furniture store near you that specializes in modern furniture, you may want to look there for modern baby furniture. The clean lines of modern baby cribs are appropriate for both a baby girl and baby boy, and plenty of other contemporary items, such as bedding and artwork, are available as well.

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