Your Most Frequently Asked Questions About Cribs

 

 

How long should babies stay in cribs?

A crib generally should be used from birth – 6 months or 9kg. If the baby can sit up or roll over unaided then its time to switch to a cot.

 

Are crib mobiles worth it?

Person preference however if you plan to use it for day time napping along with night time then maybe this will be a good idea for some entertainment during the day/

 

Can twin babies sleep in the same crib?

Depending on the size of the crib it is possible in the very early months. If you are looking for something compact for twins for the first 6 months maybe have a look at the Baby Elegance bedside travel cot.

 

How do I get a baby used to a crib?

This can take time and the baby will naturally get used to the smell and feel of the crib. A good tip, once they are used to the crib, is to use it for naps and night time so baby relates the crib to sleep.

 

When should I move our toddler out of the crib?

A crib generally should be used from birth – 6 months or 9kg. If the baby can sit up or roll over unaided then its time to switch to a cot.

 

Can a newborn sleep in a crib?

Absolutely! Cribs are designed to be used from birth – 6 months or 9kg. It’s a really nice way to keep newborns close to you in the early months.

 

How many sheets do you need for a crib?

You will only need one sheet at a time however it is a good idea to have more than one so you can always be washing another. Babies have lots of little accidents.

 

How do I clean a crib?

Depending on the model the covers are either removable or can be hand washed on the crib itself. Most cribs will have washing instructions on each part of the crib.

 

When do toddlers start climbing out of a crib?

This happens around 5-6 months in general but can be sooner or longer depending on the baby. Once this happens it’s time to move to a cot or cot bed.

 

Are bedside cribs safe?

Yes for sure! All bedside cribs sold in Europe should meet the European safety standards for co-sleeping. All models are different so it’s really important to follow the manufactures user manual when fitting to the bed.

 

Do babies need a crib?

Not necessarily! Baby can sleep in a cot or cot bed from birth and is perfectly safe to do so.

 

Do hotels provide cribs?

Most hotels won’t provide a crib but they normally can provide a travel cot. If you’re not keen to use a hotel travel cot we have a range of travel cots and foldable cribs like the Kangu that can easily be taken with you on your adventures.