THis depends if you want to get a regular crib or a portable crib. Assuming regular crib it then depends on price. There are some really cool features these days for cribs like:
adjustable height baby mattresses- this might have been a better feature for you if we were talking about it before the baby was born. Not such a priority at this point.
options to convert to a toddler bed- This is surely something you might want to look at because you can then know you are investing in something you can use with the child until he/she turns 5 or 6 years old.
rocking crib- yes there are cribs that are actually not on wheels but instead big giant rocking bassinet. Might be useful those nights when you are half awake and you are trying to et the baby to go back to sleep and they just need the crib rocked instead of the whole shpeel with trying to do it yourself.
As far as what to look for, obviously something sturdy, no pointy edges, snag-free surfaces, rounded corners. Make sure the bars are close enough together to prevent the baby from getting their head in it. Make sure if the side goes down that the locking mechanism is secure. My old crib I had for my daughter was notorious for just falling down out of the blue!
Here are some pictures of some interesting cribs (that may or may not match my recommendations, I just thought they were interesting). THese seem to run around $2000 and up. But cool nonetheless. Whatever you do AVOID walmart and AVOID Idea, PLEASE!
- Converts into bed crib...
- Converts into desk crib...