The baby crib as we know it is much different than those of yesteryear. In the early days baby cribs much resembled wooden boxes sometimes with a piece of wood at either side to enable the box to rock for baby's pleasure or mother convenience. Additional features might have included carvings in the wood for baby's name or what ever the parents seemed fit. Some cribs were lined with straw and hay, moss, or grasses to add a little extra padding. These baby cribs were handed down generation after generation and are sought after by antique dealers all over the world. The baby cribs that bring the most value are the one previously owned by famous babies or the baby cribs that are the result of a great artist at work. Original paint and pictures are very important to it appraised value. New baby cribs can be made of almost any sturdy material. Although cradles such as the one previously described are still home made and have the same general concept, new ideas pop up daily. Bars were added to crib which are adjustable to ensure the safety of the baby. These bars have been revised over and over to accommodate manufacture defects and warnings from the governments concerning safety issues. Many injuries have occurred and even deaths resulting in timely lawsuits and multi million dollar businesses. Baby cribs are being made from materials such as plastic, fiberglass and steel to name a few. There are many ways to accessorize the baby crib. Whether you choose to do so in an elaborate anything goes lace and satin type of decor. Or you may choose something much more simplistic. Remember these are the beginning of setting the pace for what your baby will comfortable with its entire life. There was an article written in a well known paper stating that bars on the crib give way to simulating the jail cell, so to keep your baby from being comfortable as a criminal lay him /or her to sleep in a bed without bars. Of course this was only a statement and there are no facts supporting this issue.