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When it comes to caring for a baby, there are a lot of products out there that are pretty much mandatory if you want to keep your baby safe at all times. The prices can definitely pile up, so it’s important that you become a smart consumer when shopping for your toddler. Cribs, for example, can really get expensive because there are so many different models and types out there all with their own purposes. It’s important to shop for your specific living situation, so don’t get a gigantic wooden crib that is heavy and doesn’t have wheels if you live on the third floor in a small apartment.

Part of being a good consumer is knowing what products are worth your money and what products aren’t. If you take a look at all the best cribs of 2014, you might be surprised to find that a lot of them are pretty simple in terms of design and features. It would definitely be smart to invest in a 3-in-1 or 4-in-1 convertible crib so that way you don’t have to keep replacing your crib when your baby grows bigger and bigger. It’s also important to look for comfort as well. Test the comfort of the mattress and make sure that your baby likes the feel of it. I always prefer cribs that are pretty lightweight so that way you can move it where ever you like once you have it set up, but at the same time the crib you get has got to be sturdy. Set it up, and to try knock it over. If you can tip it easily then unfortunately you made a poor investment because once babies learn to stand, they like to lean and hang on edges. Make sure whatever crib you get is going to be sturdy enough to keep itself upright.

Baby monitors are another thing that a lot of mothers get sucked into making bad decisions. I cannot stress how important it is to get a baby monitor that efficiently uses its batteries, and has a large signal radius. So many mothers will go through packages and packages of batteries because the baby monitor they got just isn’t a very high quality. All the best baby monitors out there are going to make effective use of the batteries they run on. All of the extra features that might come with monitors is optional, but I can definitely see how mothers would like night vision capabilities and pan/tilt features.

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