A plastic tub is a plastic baby crib, but the term has become so ubiquitous that some parents have come to rely on it.
But the term isn’t the only thing that’s been around for a while, and it’s only getting more common.
We talked to some experts to find out what’s new and old in plastic baby furniture.
The new tub trend is still around, but not nearly as common as you might think.
Here’s what you need to know.
What is a Plastic Baby Toddler Bed?
A plastic baby bed is a baby crib with a tub underneath.
It’s popular because it has a larger surface area than a crib with an infant crib, and the crib is more comfortable for babies to lie in.
It can be used for one or two or three adults, depending on how big they are.
The plastic tub has been popular since the late 1990s, and some plastic baby beds have been in the U.S. since at least 2002.
But now, most babies need a bed that’s about four inches (10 centimeters) long and four inches wide, says Susan Gans, a pediatrician and author of the new book, The New Toddler Baby: How to Build a Perfect Baby Bed.
The bed can be a single-piece plastic tub or it can be made from a tub, crib, or a sheet of vinyl.
What is a Plushy Bed?
The plushy bed is more of a soft bed that has a pillow in the middle, according to the Plushys website.
The plushy bed has been around since the mid-2000s.
It is often used as a baby’s sleep mat, and can be folded up and placed on the floor or on a mattress.
But because the plushy beds are not designed to be used as cribs, they are not safe for babies, says Gans.
How to Make a Plastic Babysite?
A lot of people don’t know that a crib can have a plastic tub underneath, so they have to figure out how to make their own crib with the tub underneath them.
“There are a few steps you have to take to make your own crib, which is what you’re going to do with your new crib,” Gans says.
“The first step is to buy some plastic.”
The other step is figuring out which kind of plastic is safe to use.
The easiest way to determine if a particular plastic is appropriate for your new baby is to see what kind of crib is being used, Gans explains.
A crib that’s made from vinyl or other non-porous materials may not be safe for a baby, Gads says.
It might be safe if the crib was designed with baby safety features in mind, such as an open top, or if there are vents on the side of the crib.
But those features can make it hard for babies who have respiratory issues to breathe, or for babies whose breathing is restricted because of a health condition, Gens says.
Another concern is the type of crib the baby will be using.
Most cribs come with a single piece of fabric that has to be replaced every two years, Gains says.
So it can take several years for a crib to be as safe as it could be.
For more tips on baby crib safety, read the full Plushies book, Baby crib safety tips: How To Make a New Toddle Bed Safe.
Why Is Plushiness So Common?
Many people think that babies don’t need a crib that is so large that it’s a big deal, says Dr. Jennifer Sperling, a plastic crib expert at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
But there’s a reason they’re so excited about their new crib, she says.
They’re able to use it more comfortably and more frequently.
“People think the crib needs to be bigger, but that’s not the case,” Sperning says.
Plush beds can also have an advantage over other cribs because it’s easier to move baby and child from the crib to the soft bed, Spering says.
The soft bed has better ventilation, too, and there are venting systems on both sides of the bed.
It also means there’s less pressure on the infant, and that they’re getting more sleep, she adds.
The baby also gets a better sleep environment, she notes.
The same goes for babies in the crib when it’s empty, she points out.
“It’s not only the sleep environment that’s improved, but also the environment for the baby and the baby’s mother.”
But don’t think you have a choice.
The Plushypants website suggests that you try out different cribs before you buy one.
And if you do decide to buy a crib, there are some crib safety measures you can take, including the following: How Much Do You Need for a Plumpy Babybed?
The Plumpys website lists four sizes of plastic crib