The use of old cribs isn't recommended. However, some individuals may receive a classic crib that has been in the family for several years, which makes it a valued commodity. In these scenarios, you are better off using such a crib for ornamental purposes. In case you choose to use the crib for the baby, you need to thoroughly assess it and rule out any broken or missing parts. If any parts or hardware are lost, the crib may come apart or fall down if your baby is inside.
A baby crib is one. Babies sleep for the majority of their first year of life and the infant is where they spend that time. To avoid dangerous accidents, it is essential to make sure that your child's crib meets all of the security requirements.
Some elderly cribs have ornamental openings on the side. These openings are quite dangerous and must be avoided, because the baby's head can get trapped. For the identical reason, avoid tying toys into the crib with strings. Never set the crib near drapes or blinds. The strings in dividers pose a substantial threat, as do drapes which may suffocate your baby. Make sure that the crib side stays firmly in place when latched. Also check frequently for loose screws or parts.
To avoid chemicals, use an organic mattress, organic sheets and blankets in your baby's crib. If the crib is old, it is best to strip the paint away as it might contain lead. Repaint with a paint which does not have any VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
The slats in toddlers keep infants from rolling or falling out of the crib. Make sure that each of the slats on your own crib are in the correct location and are tightly fit set up. The distance between neighboring slats must be no more than 2.375 inches. A crib that has a bigger gap between the slats is harmful, because a baby's small body or head can become trapped in between. Another thing to search for is the gap between the crib and the mattress. Ensure that mattress is firm and tightly fitting inside the crib, and you cannot squeeze in more than one finger in the gap. Again, if the difference is too large, the baby can get trapped between the mattress and the crib wall. A soft mattress increases the odds of suffocation, as is it a loose matching sheet or a blanket. It's ideal to cover the baby in a sleeper rather than a blanket. Also be certain that the corner posts are flush with the corners of the crib, so that the baby cannot get clothing entangled in it.