Are expensive cribs a good investment?
Now that I am pregnant with my first baby, I am curious to know if buying an expensive crib is a good investment or not. When we went for shopping last week, I saw many beautiful and good looking cribs. They are very expensive. Before investing money on them, I would like to know whether it is a wise decision or not.
After spending hours in front of the internet and talking to my friends and relatives, I came to know that the answer to the question is not quite straight forward. There are many points to consider before deciding if expensive cribs are worth the money.
Is the quality of the crib good? One of the most important factors to consider before buying an expensive crib is the quality of wood/material used for making it. If the quality of the wood or material is not good, then there is no point in investing money on it.
It is better to check with the manufacturer about the wood/ material they used for making the crib. Get the help of an expert if you wish to check the quality and features of the crib.
Another point to consider when buying an expensive crib is your budget. Yes, you heard it right. Think how much you can afford to invest on it and see what other sacrifices you need to make to buy this expensive crib. If you feel buying an expensive crib will leave you tight on money, then do not invest on it. Or you can look for something basic and less expensive.
You cannot keep your baby in the crib for more than a year or so. So, the period you are going to use the crib will be very short. If you are planning to have another baby in the near future, then you can reuse the crib and that makes it a wise investment.
But, is your expensive crib gender specific. I don’t think it is a good decision to investment so much money on a gender specific crib, if you are going to buy an expensive crib. If it is a gender specific crib, then, the crib will be a waste if the second baby is a different gender.