Earlier versions of nursery beds were just plain with nothing much of excitement and furnishing. Mostly used were rectangle cots made of simple wood and common mattresses with no much attention to design detail.
The current designs make use of many artistic features that are modern, classic and some fairytale-like. The shapes and designs also make use of colours and accessories to help in the growth of the kids imagination. Mostly designers take keen interest on fun, growth and practicality. The colours too are taken into consideration, the blue beds mostly for boys and pink for girls. Safety is crucial since the kids are still as young and vulnerable.
Different types available include some detail as pillows for the comfort of the baby. Toys are also used whereby shakers dangle somewhere above the kids head to assist in play. The beds also fitted with alarms or sensors to notify the mother if the kid is awake or needs attention.
Different designs suit different people with their needs. For people thinking to use the bed longer as the kid grows, bigger and more practical designs fit well. For one time use the designs are just as tiny for that toddler age.