The U.S. CPSC closely monitors the safey of baby cribs due to the substantial danger defective cribs can pose to babies and toddlers. In June 2008, a was issued for over 320,000 Jardine cribs were recalled after at least 42 incidents were reports where crib slats and spindles broke, which could pose a risk of entrapment or strangulation for infants.
If, however, you have a small nursery space and/or would like something different, you can buy a round baby crib. They definitely look different. In fact, if you plan on placing your crib in the center of a room (or anywhere not set against a wall), circular baby cribs look better (in my view).
In addition, many competitors in the market are also offering cribs in different shapes. Oval and round cribs are becoming more popular as compared to the traditional frame convertible cribs. Consumers' preference for these round and oval convertible cribs is increasing as these cribs come with soft, rounded edges, save space, and are aesthetically appealing. Stokke and Dream On Me are vendors that are offering round and oval baby cribs and cots.