Baby cribs have evolved much the same as everything else with the new technology we have today. They are no longer just rectangular with one drop down side for ease of access. Nowadays, a round crib is more readily available and much more affordable than in the past. A round crib is circular rather than the traditional rectangular shape of most cribs. They are eye-catching because of their style and produce a strong presence in the nursery. These cribs can be very plain, but most are quite fancy, with accents and details that set them apart from traditional cribs. A round crib is designed for both baby boys and baby girls, and available in many designs and finishes. Cherry, oak, and brass are some of the materials used for making a round crib. These cribs have most of the same features as a rectanglular crib, such as adjustable mattress height, casters, and a drop down side for ease in getting the baby in and out of the crib. What sets them apart from other cribs is the round design.
One of the most notable features of round cribs, other than their shape, is the way they are dressed. A round crib often have a canopy with curtains that fall from the top of the crib to the floor, giving the crib an elegant appearance. The curtains can be closed three-quarters of the way around the crib, enclosing the baby in a tent-like atmosphere, or they can be tied back at the sides as they are on a canopy bed. Some styles of round crib have decorative finials that rise upward from the top crib rail and match the style of the crib, so that even without curtains or a canopy, the crib has a distinctive flair.