The fact that they’re cheap! Hopefully they also sit well of the quality versus price ratio. Thankfully we live in a world that encourages competition and whilst that isn’t always the easiest of oceans to navigate, it can be a very fruitful one.
There is an abundance of cheap baby cribs on the market that also focus on comfort, safety and quality. I know because part of my working life involves finding and testing them wherever possible. I also advise parents on what may or may not suit their baby’s need the best.
In fact the US demands that travel cots, cribs and cot mattresses meet with a minimum standard of quality as per Federal State laws, at the point of manufacture and before they hit the suppliers.
The best news issued for a long while, in relation to baby products, is the fact that of July 2011 this year, safety standards are tightening up what constitutes a safe, functional crib that is deemed as being fit for use with babies and toddlers.
One thing to consider now, prior to the ruling becomes actionable is this: avoid buying drop-side cribs. Once June swings around, this type of crib will be illegal. If you do seen any cheap baby cribs for sale, make sure that they’re not of this variety.
There’s a reason that their design is being withdrawn and it’s pointless spending money on one, even if it is a steal of a deal. As per the new ruling, this includes:
- including new and used cribs
- full-size and non-full-size cribs
- portable cribs, and crib pens.
Now you know, so whether you find you discount crib at your local store, online or through the classifieds, be aware that drop-side designs will are longer be available for resale since the middle of 2011. That said, many cribs and travel cots don’t make use of drop-sides so it’s fairly easy to avoid buying one. To read in full the new legislation: Drop Side Cribs Outlawed
Hopefully, all the above information will help you to locate the perfect crib at the price you’re wanting to pay. Cheap baby cribs are out there – you just have to know where to find them.