It’s no doubt that one of the most essential pieces of furniture for a baby is the crib.
A crib is usually used until the child is about 3 years old, depending on the maturity of the child and the setup of your home. Since you will be using the crib for a long period of time, even longer if you plan to have more than one child, it is important to choose your crib wisely.
How much does a baby crib cost?
The average consumer will spend$150 to $800 on a baby crib.The price can vary depending on the type of material used to build the crib, the design, the brand, type of crib, the retailer, and if any extra features are included such as a drawer or the ability to convert to a bed. Refer to our table below to see what popular cribs cost. Usually, the fancier you want it, the more you’re going to pay.
A basic crib made from composite wood materials, such as theGraco Lauren Classic Crib, will cost $150-$200.
A basic convertible crib, which converts easily to a twin-size headboard and frame, will cost about $200-$400. For example,the DaVinci Kalani Convertible Cribwill cost about $250.
A specialty crib, such as theEuropa Baby Palisades, can cost up to $1200.
Babble.com notes you could spend up to $2,000; it all depends on how fancy you want to get.
|Babies R Us Crib Sets||$175 to $500|
|Babyletto Cribs||$275 to $700|
|Burlington Coat Factory Baby Cribs||$130 to $400|
|Ikea Cribs||$119 to $250|
|Kmart Baby Cribs||$110 to $600|
|Target Baby Cribs||$300 to $650|
|Walmart Crib Sets||$120 to $400|
|Westwood Cribs||$175 to $600|
Types of cribs
A standard crib will come with four set sides and slates. While these cribs may be standard, it doesn’t mean it will be plain and boring; in fact, they come in many styles. These cribs tend to be no-frills and will be the cheapest option.
Convertible baby crib
These cribs are designed to grow with your baby. A “convertible” crib can do just that — it will convert as your baby grows old. This means the crib can eventually turn into a toddler or daytime bed. Pay close attention to the name of the crib since this will give you an indicator at how many times it can convert. For example, a 4-in-1 convertible crib can convert four times. These beds can last most of your child’s life and will tend to be the most expensive option.
Portable baby crib
A portable crib allows you to move the crib easily from one room to another. This crib can fold and will have wheels at the bottom to allow you to slide it anywhere you wish. These cribs are a nice idea for homes with limited space and even allows you to bring the baby anywhere you are in the house.
A travel crib is designed for those who want to take their crib on the road. This crib can fold up and can be easily stored in a to-go bag. Usually made of aluminum, most well-made cribs can be set up in less than a minute.
This type of crib is more than a crib as it will usually include a piece of furniture built into it. This may include a changing table or even a dresser. This type of setup works well for those who have limited space and don’t want to have furniture laid out everywhere.
Baby crib overview
Common finishes may include black, cherry, dark, espresso, gray, natural and white.
Most cribs will be made from either wood, metal, plastic or a fabric-type material.
Cribs can come in all sorts of sizes; however, the standard crib size is 52 by 27.8 inches.
All cribs should come with an adjustable side rail and adjustable mattress height.
A manual with assembly and usage instructions will be included.
Name brand cribs will come with a limited warranty that can last upwards of 10 years.
Tips to know:
When purchasing a crib, make sure that the crib meets the government’s minimum requirements. To educate yourself on the safety regulations of a crib, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission – and be sure the crib you choose follows these regulations.
If purchasing a crib used, always be sure to check the recalls from the past as some sellers are either misinformed or may try to sell hoping the buyer won’t do the necessary research.
Two of the most common cribs will either come with a drop-down gate side or a side that is permanent. Drop-down cribs are now illegal because of safety standards, so be sure to stay away from these types of purchases.
Research the crib’s height and weight maximum. If you plan on using this crib throughout your child’s first two years, it’s essential to consider a crib that will hold a toddler’s weight.
Compare at least three different brands through various stores in store as well as online. Major retailers such as Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby have a good selection to choose from.
It’s best to plan ahead. Try to make it a goal to purchase your crib during your third trimester.
Measure the amount of space available in the baby’s room. You will want to make sure you’re getting a crib that fits comfortably.
The distance between the crib’s slats should be no more than 2 3/8 inches wide.
What are the extra costs?
A crib mattress will be necessary as well. These crib mattresses must also meet the standards of the CPSC and can range anywhere from $50-$200. For example, the baby Sealy posturpedic mattress will cost $100.
In addition to the mattress itself, a mattress pad will also be necessary. Most people choose to buy at least two mattress pads so they do not have to rush to do the laundry between bedtime and nap time. Mattress pads cost $10-$20 each, and these pads should fit snugly and be waterproof.
A bed set, which usually includes a sheet, comforter, blanket, and bumper pads, can cost $50 to $200. Crib sets are commonly found with designs such as zoo animals or characters.
A crib tent is ideal for older toddlers to ensure that they can’t flip out of the crib when they get older. Crib tents can cost anywhere from $35 to $80.
Since most cribs need to be assembled, you could leave it up to the store or a professional to do the dirty work for you. Most assembly jobs will cost $100 to $200.
While optional, many parents opt to purchase a teething rail that can be placed on the crib’s rail. Since most cribs are made of wood, the last thing you want to have happen is see your child get a splinter from teething on the wood. Remember, this rail will be mouth level with your baby as they begin to stand up.
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How can I save money?
For those on a budget, using websites, such as eBay or Craig’s List, can help you find a nice used crib. It is suggested that you purchase your own new mattress and mattress pad. When looking at a used crib, pay close attention to the condition. If it seems like it has a lot of wear and tear, it could potentially be unstable for your child.
If shopping with a retailer, check for coupons online. Retailers, such as Babies R Us, commonly have coupons that can help save 20% off an item.
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How much does a new baby cost in sleep?
You have probably already heard the figures that many people attach to the cost of raising a child. One stat has it that each child will cost you around $200 000 by the time they are eighteen, another puts this at $500 000. Whatever the financial cost, we all know that there are other costs involved with raising a child.
One of these costs, at least early on, is the loss of sleep. Unsurprisingly, scientists have studied this problem and have come up with an average number of hours missed sleep that each baby ‘costs’. They calculated that baby will cost its parents between 400-750 hours of lost sleep in the first year and around 300 lost hours in the second year.
Naturally these figures will vary across individual babies, with some little angels seeming to sleep through the night for their parents, while others (generally your own!) will be night owls that barely need any sleep and seem to keep you awake for about 400 hours just in one night.
The only good thing is that by the time they become teenagers, they will start repaying their debt, sleeping for anywhere between 12 and 16 hours a day, allowing you to do the same if you wish.
How Much Does a Good Mattress Cost?
You can get a mattress for as little as $100, but would you really want to sleep on that? On the other hand, you don’t need to spend 6 figures, either. The price of a mattress depends on many things, including the type of mattress and the materials used to construct it. Usually, you can get a great bed for less than $1500.
The first thing to decide is what type of bed you’re looking for. You may want to lay on a few to see what you like. You should also consider other factors when you’re choosing the type of bed you want. Look at the table below. Figure out what factors are important to you, and see if any one type of bed stands out.
|Mattress Type||Support||Heat||Good for Sex||Odor||Lifespan|
|Foam||Very good||Poor to fair||Fair||Poor||8 years|
|Innerspring||Good||Very good||Very good||Very good||7 years|
|Hybrid||Very good||Good||Very good||Fair||9 years|
These mattresses are made of high-density foam that conforms to your body as you sleep. They are supportive and comfortable, but they can hold heat so sleepers end up hot in the night. Some foam mattresses are made entirely of one kind of foam, while others have layers of different types. Memory foam and polyfoam are the most common materials for mattresses in this category.
These are similar to foam mattresses except that they use a latex foam instead of polyurethane or memory foams. These don’t hold heat like foam mattresses, but some people find them less comfortable. They are made from natural latex, synthetic latex, or a combination of the two. You can even get certified organic latex if you really want it.
Innerspring mattresses are your traditional coil mattresses. You can choose mattresses by the number of coils, whether the coils are in individual pockets, and the quality of padding between the coils and the sleeper. The padding is made up of layers of different materials designed to make the mattress softer and firmer, depending on sleeper preference.
Hybrid mattresses combine coils with foam or latex. The coils form one layer of the mattress, with the foam or latex layers on top. In hybrid mattresses, the coils are in individual pockets with foam or latex between the pockets. Some hybrid mattresses feature multiple layers of smaller coils and foam or latex, too. These beds are designed to be the best of both worlds.
Average Mattress Costs
Different mattress types have different price ranges. If you are concerned about how much your bed will cost, check out the table below and choose a bed type that tends to be less expensive. Note that the price range is for all bed sizes. In general, the average cost is for a Queen size bed.
|Mattress Type||Price Range (twin to king)||Average Cost (queen)|
What Factors Influence the Price of a Mattress?
Each type of mattress has different factors that influence how much it costs. In general, these focus on the type and quality of material used in the mattress. However, this plays out differently for each mattress type.
Foam Mattress Cost Considerations
When it comes to foam mattresses, cost often comes down to the density of the foam used in the mattress. In general, higher density foam is better. However, you can get foam that is so dense it ceases to be comfortable or supportive. For most people, ideal foam density is between 5.3 and 6.2 pounds.
Less dense foam is cheaper because it degrades faster and it stops returning to its original shape. This means that it is becoming less supportive and won’t last as long. Unfortunately, in the cheapest beds, this can even happen in a matter of a few months. You may pay less up front, but you’ll have to buy a new bed sooner, too.
Sometimes, you can find a foam bed with a layer of less dense foam on top of a layer of higher density foam. This can be the best of both worlds: you get the pressure-point relief of lower density foam with the support of higher density foam, for a price that’s somewhere in between.
Some specialty foams – like the copper-infused memory foam shown here – are more expensive.
Specialty foams, like those infused with copper or gel, will also be more expensive. Manufacturers claim that these additives make beds cooler, more comfortable, or both.
Polyfoam is different from memory foam, and it is less expensive, too. You may want to try a polyfoam bed before you buy it, though, or at least get a bed with a good return policy. Some people don’t notice much of a difference between the foams, while others don’t like the polyfoam nearly as much as the memory foam.
Latex Mattress Cost Considerations
The cost of a latex mattress depends a lot on the type of latex used. There are two processes that produce latex: the Dunlop process and the Talalay process. In general, Dunlop latex is denser while Talalay is softer. Talalay tends to be more expensive than Dunlop, though it’s also often described as more comfortable. The best deal may be a mattress that contains both, combining the supportive qualities of Dunlop with the pressure-point relief of Talalay.
Latex foam is created in one of two ways, the Dunlop or Talalay process.
If you want natural latex in your mattress, you will pay more than if you’re willing to have the synthetic version. Mattresses marked “100% natural latex” will be the most expensive, but that latex is tested to make sure it is, in fact, all natural. Some people complain about allergies to natural latex, but others like the fact their bed is all natural.
All-natural, organic latex mattresses cost even more. Just as organic food costs more because it requires different materials to grow the plants and be certified as organic, all-natural, organic latex beds are more expensive, too. If going organic is important to you, you can find these mattresses…you’ll just have to pay more for them.
Innerspring Mattress Cost Considerations
Traditionally, the quality of an innerspring mattress has been measured by its coil count. More coils made it more comfortable and, usually, more expensive. However, a high coil count does not guarantee comfort, though it almost always makes the bed cost more.
If possible, find out the gauge of the coils in an innerspring mattress you’re considering. Higher gauged coils are made out of thinner metal and won’t last as long, but they are less expensive. Lower gauged coils will last a long time, but they’ll cost you more.
|Coil Type||Coil Shape||Coil Gauge||Price|
|Bonnell||Rounded hourglass||Anywhere from low to high||$|
|Continuous||Straight line||Medium to high||$|
|Offset||Hourglass with straight ends||Low to medium||$$|
|Pocketed||Spiraled and encased||High||$$$|
The composition of the comfort layer will also affect innerspring mattress pricing. That is the layer between you and the coils since you don’t want to lay directly on them. If this is made out of high-quality foam or latex, the bed will be more expensive. If it’s more like the layer on a traditional mattress, the bed won’t cost as much.
Finally, coils that are placed in individual pockets inside the mattress will cost more than coils that are next to each other with nothing in between. Placing all of that material in there to form the pockets cost something, and manufacturers will pass that cost on to you.
Hybrid Mattress Cost Considerations
First, make sure any hybrid mattress you’re buying is actually a hybrid. Technically, these mattresses need to have at least 2 inches of latex or memory foam in the comfort layer AND in a support core for pocketed coils. A mattress that uses a polyfoam support core does not count as a hybrid bed. Neither does a bed made out of multiple types of foam, without coils.
Some hybrid mattresses feature microcoils as a transitional layer in addition to the pocketed coils in the support core. These usually make the bed more expensive because of the support they add, though, whether they add to the comfort depends on the individual sleeper.
As this cross-section shows, a hybrid mattress uses a coil support base with layers of foam on top.
Beyond that, the price of hybrid mattresses is determined by a combination of the factors mentioned for foam and/or latex and innerspring beds. Higher density foam will be more expensive, as will lower gauge coils. All-natural latex will cost more, while synthetic will be less of an investment.
How to Get the Best Deal on Your Mattress
No matter how much or how little you spend, a mattress is a major investment. You want to spend your money well, but it never hurts to get a really good deal. Here are some ways to get the best price possible on your mattress.
Online-only mattress stores are becoming more and more popular, for good reason. These beds tend to be cheaper than what you can buy in the store, simply because these sellers don’t have to worry about the cost of a showroom. Many of these mattresses are high quality and score well when it comes to comfort and support, too.
Wait for a Deal
Get a further discount by waiting for a good deal. Cyber Monday, Amazon Prime day (if your mattress is available on Prime), Black Friday, Labor Day and more are all days where discounts are common. If you really need to score a good price to be able to buy the mattress you want, one of these days may offer the deal you need.
Get a Referral Deal
Many online mattress companies offer special deals if you buy through someone who refers you to them. They have deals worked out with bloggers and other people who have an online presence. When you buy through these folks, you can get a few extra dollars off your mattress.
It’s always worthwhile to ask if you can get a better deal. Most online mattress retailers have a number you can call. So call it and tell them you really like their bed but you can’t afford it. Gush if you need to, and offer proof of your financial situation. Many times, they can direct you to a coupon or help you find another way to save on your new mattress.
A mattress is an investment, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. If you need a new bed, it should be possible to get what you need without having to put yourself under financial stress. As a last resort, many mattress companies will allow you to make payments on your bed, though you will end up paying more than the retail price by the time you’re done.
In the end, your investment will be worth your while. When you have a bed that is comfortable and supports you well, you should sleep better. And good sleep is worth more than any price tag!
How Much Does A Baby Crib Mattress Cost
Hi there! I’m on behalf of Expert Village and right now I am going to be talking about getting a very safe used crib. Now, cribs are usually about in the price range. of $300.00 to about $500.00 so if you can buy a used crib that’s a very good deal usually. One thing that you should definitely make sure of is that it’s actually safe because if the crib is not safe it doesn’t matter how cheap it is, it’s not a good deal.
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First. off you just need to look at it overall. Make sure that it has no missing screws or brackets or anything like that, it has everything that it came with that there is no ragged or splintered areas that the baby can hurt themselves on. Also, there is no cracked or peeling paint. You should also make sure that the paint is not lead. It’s very important for any crib that is over ten years old to make sure of Another thing is that you need to look at the headboard and the footboard make sure that there is no cut. outs big enough for the head, for the baby to fit their head through or fit their leg. through or anything.
And one thing that they tell us now is to make sure that the crib. slats are no more than two and three eighth inches and these come in at about two inches. so this crib is perfectly safe. Another thing to make sure of is that the corner posts don’t. come up more than one-eighth of an inch. That is so that the baby can’t when they start. standing, they can’t get their clothing caught on it and kind of hang themselves on it. Also,. just make sure that there are no slats that are loose or missing. Another thing to make. sure of is that when the mattress is put inside the crib that you have no more than two fingers. So this mattress is perfect.
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How Much Does A Crib Mattress Cost?
Great! When you ask the price of something, it means you’re thinking of buying that stuff. And sometimes we people just ask for the sake of it, don’t we? Never mind, I’m just asking. Lol. So seriously how much does a crib mattress cost?
Before we get to a straight answer for you, let us give you some facts to reassure exactly what type of crib mattress you are looking for.
Just like choosing the safest cribs on the market, it necessitates careful consideration to find the best affordable crib mattress available. It might look like a boring task but you don’t want your money and toddler cry on you either. As infants sleep around 16-18 hours a day, your baby will spend a lot of time in his crib. So don’t jump to the price so early.
How much does a crib mattress cost?
Crib mattresses are stereotypically found in two types, one is the Innerspring Mattress, and Foam mattress is the other one. If you want to buy an Innerspring mattress, the price and comfort fluctuate depending on the number of layers, the material the layer is made of, and lastly the quality of the covering.
At a price of $80, you get an Innerspring cover with a vinyl cover which you can easily wipe clean with a wet cloth. You might even get border rods for strength at that price that will keep the mattress firm on sides. If you double the budget, you meet some more features. This is obvious, after all, you’ve paid for it. For example, a vinyl cover, a firmer “baby” side covered in foam and the toddler side with innerspring coils. These are dual-firmness mattresses that unlock convertibility features.
Innerspring Mattresses are available in three features-
The Hypoallergenic Innerspring ones cost a bare minimum of $100, raising up to a few hundred. Whereas the Organic Innerspring mattress price range revolves around pretty much the same as Hypoallergenic Innersprings, waterproof technology comes really cheap. Starting at just $40, the range for waterproof innerspring mattresses rests at $170.
You can overlap the features and do a strict filtration to sort out the innerspring mattress price to match your standards.
Now let’s get moving to the Foam mattresses. These mattresses are typically made from polyurethane. The orthopedic firm foam crib mattress by popular manufacturers cost around 70 bucks. They weigh relatively lesser than the Innerspring ones and many of them are waterproof.
Foam Mattresses cost as low as $40 and roughly up to $150 each. These come with a thickness of 3 to 3.4 inches at most. If you go for the thicker ones, you probably will have to spend thicker as well. This could cost you more than 500 bucks. Don’t ever get lured for the cheap ones selling at $20, as they are by no means worthy for your baby.
Babies and children are persistently exposed to chemicals. And when it comes to your baby, there is no safe level of exposure. If you are conscious about the chemicals in crib, bassinet, cradle and porta-crib mattresses then better search for a healthy and organic baby crib mattress. Organic is undoubtedly important, but the main thing here is to determine whether the mattress is non-toxic or not. Because organic mattresses can contain unsafe materials and this is no bolt from the blue.
Be mindful that your baby’s mattress exposure is up-close, extensive, and enduring. I have mentioned earlier that babies sleep on a mattress for two-thirds of the day in their most fragile evolving years. They lie directly on the mattress, breathe in and absorb whatever is in the mattress. So finding the best non-toxic kid mattress for your baby is what we recommend.
Depending upon the size, thickness and other relevant features, good quality organic and non-toxic crib mattress will cost you around $100 to $400 each. For the two in one organic mattress, you will have to spend a minimum of $140. Again, you will see organic mattresses for sale at $40.
Overall, a mattress which costs between $90 and $200 will, by and large, serve your baby in good health. Prices for foam and innerspring mattresses are comparable, ranging from $50 to $400 and up and doing. Prices for eco-friendly mattresses are naturally higher than regular mattresses for certain reasons.
Some sharp points that affect the price!
Because quality and price go hand in hand
Everyone knows that qualities bring values within products and these aren’t for free. If you want something supplementary, that’s absolutely fine but you have to pay for it. Below are such features that add to the prices of crib mattresses. These points are equally important for travel bed mattress as well.
The best foam mattresses are always firm and robust. Check pressing on the mattress in the center and at the edges. If it’s firm enough, it should snap back readily and should not adapt to the shape of your hand.
In cases of foam density- the denser, the better. Place a hand on each side in the center. Now press your palms together. A perfectly dense mattress won’t allow you to press very far.
Only if you decide on an innerspring mattress, remember a general rule of thumb. The more layers, and the better the quality of those layers, the better the mattress, and finally the more expensive the price becomes. The weight of innerspring mattress is likely to increase when it contains better gauge steel and quality cushioning.
Border rods go around the perimeter of the top and bottom of the mattress. These provide extra firmness, durability, and strong side and edge support to the innerspring mattress. Mattresses without border rods come cheap, but don’t go after them. They lack deep in quality.
Coil Count and Steel Gauge
Coil count refers to the number of springs or steel coils an innerspring mattress contains. 135 to 150 is a good coil count midrange and a steel gauge of 15.5 or below is great. There are mattresses with 200 coil counts at a similar price of the 150 coil counts. The secret here is the steel gauge thickness. Cheaper priced but more coil counts mean theft in quality.