If you imagine a typical baby's nursery then one of the first images that probably pops into your head will be the baby cribs, usually a white really ornamental and beautifully crafted wooden bed for the baby, surrounded by colorful toys and with a spinning mobile situated directly above the crib for the baby to enjoy.
Its important that when decorating and furnishing a baby's room you are sure to thoroughly research every time that you buy to make sure that it is safe to be placed in the kids room and that it can be safely used as baby furniture. You need to be wary of items of kids furniture with sharp edges, or with hard material at low heights that the baby's head could hit if they were to trip up and fall down. It is imperative that when choosing toddler beds and other items of baby furniture that it is all fire tested and regulated to the satisfactory standard. Most kids furniture and toys have already been tested to such lengths before they are even considered for public sale and for being placed in shops, but it is good practice just to make sure before risking it.
When looking to buy baby cribs it makes sense to work out a budget before hand as you don't want to be spending hundreds of pounds on an item that may only get a relatively small amount of use, despite its importance. There would be no harm in looking for second hand used baby cribs, as long as they are still strong and have been kept in a good condition.. One of the great things about buying a baby crib is that if you are planning on having several children it could be handy to invest in your own crib as you will get so much more use out of it, so in this instance it will probably be worth buying new as opposed to looking at the second hand market.
Toddler beds are quite easy to find and there are many different online shops that exist nowadays that specialize specifically in the retail of toddler beds and baby cribs. Choosing toddler beds on the other hand can be quite difficult if done over the Internet, and many people understandably prefer to see the bed in the flesh, so that they can feel how soft it is and check that it feels structurally sound, safe enough to house their baby. Your best bet for buying a toddlers bed, baby's crib or even any other nursery furniture is to research the items online if possible, and then try and arrange to view the product in a high street retailer in order to assess it physically. Then you can have the option of buying the chosen item online where it is likely to be cheaper, and when you know what the product will be like when it arrives.
Otherwise though if you can't find the corresponding bed in a store, make sure to look into the measurements, read reviews and generally get the most information you can.