When a newborn appears in the family, the question of acquiring a bed and a locker for diapers and undershirts for him involuntarily arises. To do this, you need to allocate space in the room. And if it is small, then the family is already faced with an obvious problem. Its ideal solution is a children's bed-chest of drawers, which has all the necessary functionality.
Advantages and disadvantages
Children's bed-chest of drawers has a lot of positive properties:
- Availability of storage space for baby's belongings. The model is designed in such a way that it has a large number of various shelves, drawers, where you can place absolutely all things of the little man.
- The presence of a changing table. The table is present in the cribs for newborns. It is very convenient to swaddle your baby on it.
- Variety of designs. There are dresser beds for two children. In this case, the bed consists of three tiers. The upper two are berths, one of which is retractable. The lowest tier is occupied by boxes for linen.
Some bunk models are not transformable. They are static and sometimes very cumbersome. In order to climb to the second floor, there is a convenient ladder. Often, such beds on the second tier lack a side, which is unsafe. The child may collapse in sleep. Therefore, it is recommended to purchase this item separately.
For a school-age child, a loft bed has been created, which also looks like a chest of drawers, only of impressive dimensions. The sleeping place is located on top of the boxes. A staircase leads to it. There is an additional table for completing school homework. It can be pushed under the bed, which is very convenient if there is not enough free space in the nursery.
For teenagers, a folding version of the chest of drawers is provided. When assembled, the sleeping place is hidden from prying eyes. This design solution significantly saves space. The mattress of this model is securely attached with special straps so that it does not move in the assembled position.
Wide range of prices. Despite the extensive functionality, you can buy a chest of drawers at an affordable price. True, the budget model will not have very many boxes
Expensive beds embody interesting design solutions, have a lot of decor that matches the style of the product. Interesting in this regard is a steamer-shaped bed in white and blue colors.
For a newborn
The creators of this model have provided for all the nuances and features of the lifestyle of the mother and her baby, making the design as convenient as possible.
The biggest plus of such a crib - the presence of a changing table. It is equipped with small sides (sometimes soft), which is a kind of safety system for the child. When it becomes necessary to swaddle a baby, it does not need to be carried somewhere far from the crib. It is enough to put it on the table and take out the diaper from the drawer. Everything you need will always be at hand, which is very important at night.
The sleeping place is a playpen with rather high sides. The grown-up baby will be happy to take the first steps in bed, and at the same time the mother will be completely calm, since the arena system will not allow the child to fall out of the crib.
Mom often has to lull the baby to sleep for a long time. If the crib is static, then the baby has to be rocked in the arms. It takes energy and strength. The baby may wake up at night and have to be rocked again. The model with a pendulum is a real godsend for mothers. There are cots that respond to the sounds of the child, his movements. Such "smart" furniture automatically turns on the rocking mode and the mother does not have to get up in the middle of the night to her child. The bed will do everything by itself.
Pendulum beds are available in two swing options - longitudinal and transverse. When installing such a model, it is necessary to take into account the amplitude of vibrations, and place it not close to the wall so that the bed does not touch when rocking.
Buy cribs made from natural wood. It is not only durable, but also safe for the health of the child. The wood is carefully processed, covered with colorless varnish and looks noble. If there are notches, cracks on it, then such furniture cannot be purchased. It easily injures the baby's skin.
If the side fence consists of rods, then the distance between them should not be more than 5 cm. Otherwise, the child may injure himself by sticking an arm or leg into the lumen.
Pay attention to the strength of the fabric of the cover, which covers the playpen. With the appearance of teeth, the baby begins to gnaw everything that comes to his hand. And the cover is no exception. If the fabric does not have a sufficient level of strength, then its use is unsafe, since the child can easily choke on pieces of material or mattress filler.
Give preference to a crib with an orthopedic mattress. He will make the child's sleep healthy, will help his skeleton to form correctly.
As for the colors, when purchasing a bed-chest of drawers in the nursery, be guided by the gender of the child. For girls, it is ideal to use different shades of pink, beige, lilac, and for boys - blue. Use the method of contrasts, a combination of different shades of the same color, bright red accents.
It is very important for the child that his resting place is clean. In this regard, every day it is necessary to wipe the bed with a special agent that not only removes dust, but also has a disinfectant effect.
A polish is suitable for polished surfaces. But you need to use a tool that does not contain harmful components, especially acetone.
Wipe the furniture with a soft suede cloth.