Crib rail covers are very useful accessories for your baby’s room. They protect your precious little one from getting scratched or hurt while sleeping. There are various types of crib rail covers available in the market today, but there is only one that meets all requirements: the best ones made by IKEA. You can buy them at any discount store like Target, Walmart, etc… But they’re not cheap!
If you want to save money, then you have no choice than to get a good quality crib rail cover. However, if you really need something special for your baby’s room, then it might be better to go with some other type of crib rail cover.
So what kind of things do you need?
Well, here are the most common ones:
1) Baby gate – This is the first thing that comes into mind when thinking about buying a crib rail cover.
A baby gate is necessary for your baby to climb up onto the bed. If you don’t put a baby gate in place, then your little one will fall off the bed and possibly die because she won’t be able to reach anything.
2) Pillow case – When it comes to pillows, there are many different kinds out there.
Some of them are soft and comfortable; others are firm and heavy.
Which pillow case would suit your needs?
The soft, pink, fluffy one would be best for your baby. This way she can wrap it around herself and feel warm while falling asleep. The heavy, green, itchy one would be horrible to sleep with since it would irritate her skin and wake her up as soon as she moves.
3) Cushion – There are many different types of cushions out there.
Some of them are small and round while others are large and rectangular.
Which cushion would be best for your baby?
The small, round one would be best since it can fit perfectly in the little one’s arms. The large, rectangular cushion would be horrible since it would take up most of the room and force her to sleep away from the edge.
4) Cast – If you break your arm, then you will need a cast for it to heal properly.
Which kind of cast do you want?
The paper-mache one would be best since it is easy to mold into the right shape and is completely see-through. The fiberglass one would be horrible since it is impossible to mold and is extremely heavy.
These are just a few things that you need to think about. Whatever you do, don’t rush into buying a crib rail cover. Think long and hard about what you want and need for your baby. Once you make your decision, everything will be fine and you can get some rest.
With the crib rail cover dilemma settled, it’s time to move onto something else: the room. This is where things get a little more complicated. You have quite a few things to think about here, so let’s get started.
1) The walls – There are many different materials that you can use for the walls.
They include wood, metal, stone, concrete, drywall, and many others.
Which material do you want?
a) Wood – Wood is a natural material that is easy to work with and looks good in most rooms. It is especially ideal for farmhouses, but it could work in a modern house as well. The main reason why people don’t use wood is because it is very flammable. If there was a fire in your house, the wooden walls would turn to ash before your eyes. It’s best to avoid wood at all costs.
b) Metal – There are many different types of metal that you can choose from. They include: aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, and copper. They all have different properties and some are more suited for houses than others. For example, stainless steel is a very strong metal that won’t rust or dent, but it is very hard to work with. On the other hand, aluminum and titanium are much easier to work with, but they are much more likely to bend than stainless steel.
Copper is very expensive and requires extra maintenance since it tends to develop green and black spots if it isn’t cleaned on a regular basis. As far as you’re concerned, stainless steel would be the best metal to use for your walls since it is strong, hard to damage, and easy to clean if necessary.
c) Concrete – Concrete is not a material that is often used in homes, but it can be useful under the right circumstances. The walls of your home would be much stronger than normal if they were made of concrete since it is hard to damage and can easily withstand fires, storms, and burglars. However, building solid concrete walls would be rather expensive and you would have to make sure that the foundation could support the extra weight first.
d) Stone – There are several types of stone that you can choose from, but the most common ones include marble, granite, and slate. Each one has different pros and cons depending on the type of home you are constructing, but they all have one thing in common: they are very expensive to buy and even more expensive to maintain. For example, slate has a natural sloping roof that prevents rainwater from damaging the ceiling, but it is very delicate and if it gets cracked, it is almost impossible to fix. Marble is a very pretty stone that is white with blue veining, but it is extremely soft which makes it susceptible to scratches and even staining if you don’t clean it on a regular basis. Granite is the most durable of the three, but it is also the heaviest.
Ultimately, it is your decision to decide which material you want to use for your walls, but be warned that if you choose incorrectly, then you might have to fix them at a later date.
2) The Doors – You can either have wooden doors with regular locks or steel security doors with reinforced locks.
a) Wooden Doors – Wooden doors are the standard for most houses. They offer basic security that can be opened by anyone with a key, but they are much sturdier than cardboard and plastic alternatives. For the most part, a wooden door just needs a good solid lock to keep out intruders and you could probably kick down a door made of this material if you had to.
b) Reinforced Doors – These types of doors are usually reserved for banks and prisons. They are solid steel doors that are extremely strong and very hard to break through unless you have something very heavy, such as a fire extinguisher, or a baseball bat. Of course these types of doors are also extremely heavy, so it is unlikely that someone could kick in a door like this unless it was malfunctioning.
3) The Windows – There are a few different types of windows that you can have installed in your home.
a) Glass Windows – These are the type of windows that most people are familiar with. They allow light to pass through them and they come in a variety of styles such as diamond, circle, horizontal slider, vertical slider, and many other unique variations. They also come in different thicknesses which determine how resistant they are to burglary. The downside to glass windows is that they can be broken fairly easily and allow intruders to enter your home.
b) Plastic Windows – These windows are less common than glass windows mainly because they aren’t as interesting looking. They do offer the advantage of being almost impossible to break, which means they make for better insulation against burglars.
c) Solid Board Windows – These types of windows are very rare nowadays for a number of reasons. First of all, they aren’t very aesthetically pleasing because they are basically just wooden planks that serve as a frame for whatever you want to put in the window. Second of all, they don’t offer much insulation value and they won’t stop a burglar from breaking in. Therefore, it’s very unlikely that you would choose this type of window for your home if you had other options.
4) Flooring – The type of flooring you choose for your house can have a dramatic effect on the comfort level and overall feel of your home.
You have a choice between carpet, laminate floor, tile, and wood floor.
a) Carpet – There are several different thicknesses of carpet to choose from, all of which have different advantages and disadvantages. The thinner the carpet, the more comfortable it is to walk on and the more expensive it is to purchase. However, the thicker the carpet, the more durable it is and the longer it lasts.
b) Laminate Floor – If you have laminate flooring, then you won’t have to worry about maintaining the floors or getting them dirty. They are very easy to clean and come in many different varieties of designs and colors. Some people are bothered by the way that laminate flooring sounds when you walk on it, but most get used to the sound after a while.
c) Tile Floor – Tile floors come in many different colors and styles, ranging from simple white ceramic tiles to elaborate mosaics. They are easy to clean and maintain, but they can crack if they aren’t installed properly.
d) Wood Floor – Wood flooring comes in many varieties, including bamboo, oak, pine, and cherry. It gives your home a warm and cozy atmosphere. The only disadvantage to wood flooring is that it requires more cleaning and maintenance than carpet or laminate flooring. Also, certain types of wood are susceptible to termites and other types of bugs.
5) Roofing – The type of roofing you choose for your home can protect you from the elements and keep you safe from dangerous weather conditions.
You have a choice between metal roofing, shingle roofing, and tile roofing.
a) Metal Roofing – This type of roofing is very strong and durable and can last for a long time, but it is also heavy, expensive, and unattractive.
Sources & references used in this article:
Crib Height Extending Bumper by N Shlomo, ML McDowell – US Patent App. 14/581,424, 2015 – Google Patents
Magnetic crib bedding by LNL Narasimhan – US Patent App. 14/873,849, 2017 – Google Patents
Crib end by WS Suvak, LI Snyder – US Patent App. 06/683,586, 1987 – Google Patents