To avoid substances, use an organic mattress, organic sheets and blankets in your baby's crib. If the infant is older, it is best to strip the paint away as it might contain lead. Repaint with a paint that has no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
The slats in cribs keep babies from falling or rolling from the crib. Make sure that all the slats on your crib are in the correct location and are tightly fit set up. The space between neighboring slats must be no longer than 2.375 inches. A crib which has a bigger gap between the slats is harmful, because a baby's small body or head can become trapped between. Another thing to look for is the gap between the crib and the mattress. Ensure that mattress is firm and closely fitting within the crib, and that you can't squeeze in more than one finger in the gap. Again, if the difference is too big, the infant can get trapped between the mattress and the crib wall. A soft mattress raises the odds of suffocation, as is it a loose matching sheet or a blanket. It is best to cover the baby in a sleeper rather than a blanket. Also be certain that the corner posts are flush with all the corners of the infant, so that the infant cannot get clothing entangled inside.
The usage of old cribs is not suggested. However, some individuals may receive a classic crib that has been in the family for several decades, making it a valued commodity. In these scenarios, you are still better off using such a crib for ornamental purposes. In case you decide to use the crib for your baby, you must thoroughly assess it and rule out any broken or missing components. If any hardware or parts are lost, the crib may come down or fall down if your baby is in it.
A baby crib is one of the most important purchases a parent gets. To steer clear of dangerous accidents, it is crucial to make sure your child's crib meets all of the security requirements.
Some older cribs have ornamental openings on both side. These openings are quite dangerous and has to be prevented, because the infant's head can get trapped. Also get rid of any decorative threads or ribbons you see on the crib, as they pose a strangulation risk. For the identical reason, prevent linking toys to the crib with strings. Never place the crib close to drapes or blinds. The cords in blinds pose a significant danger, as do curtains that may suffocate your baby. Make sure that the crib side remains firmly in position when latched. Also check regularly for loose screws or parts.