Round Cribs

Round cribs work best in very large nurseries. This type of crib would look rather silly against a wall. It works slightly better in a corner, but to really look nice it should be placed in the center of the room.

In a standard-size bedroom, you wouldn’t have room to walk comfortably around a crib placed in the center ... and the room would feel crowded and busy.

If you have an oblong room, a round crib can work - assuming careful placement of the other nursery furniture.

These beds have no corners and no "ends"; they typically have spindles all the way around the circle. Your baby can see out in all directions.

The diameter of the circle in these cribs is about 40-45 inches. Since there is no "short side", a baby pulling up for the first time and falling backwards will fall harmlessly onto the mattress.

We like the round baby cribs for that reason alone. I’ll never forget my first child beaming at me while holding onto the outside of his crib, jumping slightly with excitement ... and then his cries of hurt and outrage after he let go of the crib rail, fell backwards and hit the back of his head on the other side of the crib.

(But we’ve never had a nursery large enough for a round crib.)

Round beds have a very distinctive look and give the whole room an elegant feel. They often have ornate styling, and fancy touches like a canopy on top.

While more common than corner cribs , round baby cribs are still unusual. They aren't sold in every baby furniture store. You'll need special bedding to fit the round mattress.

Because far fewer companies produce round crib bedding, it can be quite expensive. It's worth the effort to search online for the best prices on bedding.

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