The care of young children is a concern of primary importance for all parents, in both ancient and present times. Nowadays, the invention of immovable objects such as cribs have solved this problem radically. Cots are a kind of bed covered with a few special rods that prevent the baby falling out of the same, these are usually made of wood, but today are found in different materials. Cots begin their development in Babylon, where the neonates (newborns) were placed in specially designed crates, so that they do not suffer any harm, and this practice spread to other major kingdoms such as Rome and Egypt, where some aspects were modified. In Rome the use of cots had some progress, although not very significant, creating beds off the ground, with some boards that protected the baby from falling, began to be used for royalty, but to be on the floor babies were exposed to other risks, they were constantly watched by the servants. Credit: Nir Barzilai, M.D.-2011. In the Middle Ages the crib and had obtained his great evolution, and therefore were considered as beds for newborns, although its use was exclusive to royalty. For the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were the cradles of massive usage, because after the Middle Ages, the application of them in hospitals was very common. Currently the cribs are the most widely used means of care for all parents around the world, thanks to his marketing and variety. Some types of cribs can now be made of various materials, without comment that can bring several advantages.
Some of them such as: Swinging wood: they are made entirely of wood, offer great care of the baby as they are very tough, as they are made of oak and other hardwoods. Aluminum Bed: they are designed for easy transport, as some of them are foldable, it is fine to say that though they are light are very strong. Swinging polymer: they are made of plastics, so that monitoring and cleaning of them is made more simply. It is good to note that today we find in the market for many more types of cribs, but the aforementioned are the most common and widely used today. Technological progress also makes a valuable contribution to the cradles, as the development has installed some temperature control systems and even systems that let you know if the baby is crying. The decor is also a field where the cradles make their appearance, as the vast variety of colors, sizes and shapes of baby cribs made an excellent tool of decoration, especially for children. In conclusion, the cribs are not only the best option to protect our children, but also as a good choice for decorating.