Nursery Furniture Explained

June 23, 2014

Nursery Furniture Explained

A quick glance at the extensive range of luxury furniture on offer at Gigi Brooks reveals the seemingly endless options available for your baby's nursery or bedroom. If you've ever wondered what distinguishes a crib from a cradle or pondered the subtle differences between a bassinet and a Moses basket, this post is for you.

Bassinet

Another bed specifically intended for newborns, bassinets tend to feature a hood or cover at one end. They are often raised on a stand too, which can help reduce back strain when tending to your little one. At Gigi Brooks we're huge advocates of wheeled frames that conveniently allow you to bring baby with you around the house. With its striking, contemporary look, our Baby Chic Bassinet is a beautiful example of this.

Nursery Furniture Explained

Moses Basket

This form of light, portable carrycot, usually made of wickerwork, is ideal from birth to around 4 months as it is small enough to provide a 'cocoon' that tiny babies find particularly comforting. The built-in handles are designed to allow a resting baby to be carried from place to place with minimal disruption. If you're keen on this option, the understated opulence of the Sabine Moses Basket is much admired by those of us at Gigi Brooks HQ.

Nursery Furniture Explained

Cradle

This type of crib or cot is typically mounted on rockers, the soothing motion of which works wonders on baby, helping create a restful environment of peace and calm. Our Chelsea Cradle features a cleverly incorporated anti-rock or locking mechanism which renders it stationary when this movement is not desired. The manual stopper, which tucks discreetly away in the rockers, is fashioned in the same finish as the cradle. A delicate canopy, such as the one included with our Buxton Iron Cradle, also adds an enchanting touch.

Nursery Furniture Explained

Crib

Sometimes called a cot, this type of bed with barred or latticed sides is probably the one you'll be most familiar with. While baskets, bassinets and cradles are really only suitable while your baby is quite small, a crib is much more versatile. Many of the styles on offer at Gigi Brooks are designed to grow with your child, and some will even transform into a proper bed when the time is right. For example, our Parisian Cast Iron Crib is not only the height of elegance and grandeur for your child’s nursery, is also comes complete with everything you need to set it up as a canopy, four-poster, or standard crib, all at no additional cost. You can then extend the life of this beautiful heirloom piece by adding the optional toddler daybed conversion kit.

Nursery Furniture Explained

If you're still unsure of the best option for you and your little one after reading this, the Gigi Brooks team is more than happy to guide you through these important decisions. You can find all our contact details here.





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