Baby’s First Digs
Nursery furniture is crucial in providing safety, comfort and a nurturing environment for your baby. From that bassinet for the first few precious months to the baby crib to the toddler bed, you need nursery furniture that is both functional and fashionable.To help you navigate all the ins and outs of nursery furniture shopping, here’s a quick guide:
Online Baby Furniture: Bassinets and Cradles
Instead of plopping a tiny newborn into the middle of a full-sized crib, some parents choose a bassinet or cradle for a few months. Some babies feel more comfortable in the smaller, cozier space which a bassinet provides. A Moses basket is a portable, smaller version of a bassinet. When buying nursery furniture and considering a bassinet, keep in mind they are not subject to the same regulations and safety standards as baby cribs.
Online Nursery Furniture: Cribs
When you buy nursery furniture, the most important item you will purchase is the crib. On average, babies sleep in cribs for more than two years, and many cribs convert to toddler beds, which extends their useful life even longer. When shopping for a crib, consider the following:
- Expect to spend anywhere from $200 to $1,000 for a safe, well-made crib. If you shop for your crib and other baby furniture online, you will get the most bang for your buck.
- Make sure to buy a crib mattress that is firm and fits well into the baby crib or baby bassinet you’ve chosen, fitting snuggly against all four sides.
- As you buy baby furniture, consider buying your crib as part of a complete nursery furniture set, with matching crib, baby dresser, changing table, glider or rocker, and other pieces. All the pieces in the set are extremely useful. Having them look good together is a great bonus.
Make eBay Your Online Nursery Furniture Store
When you shop for nursery furniture online at eBay, you’ll find the best selection of the brands you trust, at the lowest prices. eBay has a large nursery furniture store, with top names such as Dream on Me, Storkcraft, DaVinci, Badger Basket, South Shore and Summer Infant. In addition to nursery furniture, eBay also sells a wide range of nursery and sleeping accessories, such as co-sleepers, nursery hampers, hanging closet organizers, convertible cribs and more. And think about toy storage as you plan out the nursery.