Additional Craft Information:
A mini crib is the portable, lightweight version of the classic, full-sized crib. Portable mini cribs are often constructed from hardwoods but are lighter than conventional cribs because of their smaller size. Many popular models sport a traditional, linear design but would still look good in many modern houses and baby nurseries. Most models can be transformed to static cribs and toddler-beds, which is why they are also called “2-in-1 cribs”, which is in sharp contrast with 4-in-1 cribs that can be re-arranged to come up with a full sized bed.
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
Like other wooden baby furniture, mini cribs require some degree of manual assembly before one can use them. This is fairly ordinary, since a fully-assembled crib would be very difficult to ship and transport to your home. So it's best to just follow easy instructions and assemble the crib yourself. One thing that should never be missing from the equation is the safety standards that the product has passed or exceeded. If no such declaration is made on the part of the retailer or manufacturer, one cannot be sure if the product is completely safe to use. Therefore, stick to retailers who are dedicated to providing quality products.
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
Added features that you should look for include an adjustable mattress system (spring-controlled) and a water-resistant mattress. However, some cribs may not include mattresses, so you would have to invest in a good, soft mattress for your little one. Other than the mattress, a small, portable crib would have everything your child needs for a fun day of play or a good night's sleep. You can separately purchase rails when converting the crib to a small bed. Before you make the final decision to purchase, make a last check on the wooden finish – is the wooden finish free from toxic chemicals like lead? If it is, it's truly a worthy investment.