To avoid substances, use an organic mattress, organic sheets and blankets in your baby's crib. If the infant is old, it's best to strip away the paint as it might contain lead. Repaint using a paint which does not have any VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
A baby crib is one of the most important purchases a new or expecting parent makes. To steer clear of dangerous accidents, it's crucial to ensure your child's crib meets all of the security requirements.
Some elderly cribs have ornamental openings on the side. These openings are absolutely dangerous and has to be avoided, because the infant's head can get trapped. For the same reason, avoid tying toys into the crib together with strings. Never set the crib close to curtains or blinds. The strings in dividers pose a substantial threat, as do drapes that may suffocate the baby. Ensure that the crib side stays firmly in place when latched. Also check regularly for loose screws or components.
The usage of old cribs isn't suggested. But some people may receive a classic crib that's been in the household for many years, making it a valued commodity. In such cases, you are still better off with such a crib for decorative purposes. In case you choose to use the crib for the baby, you need to thoroughly check it and rule out any broken or missing components. If any hardware or parts are missing, the crib might come down or fall down if your baby is inside.
The slats in toddlers keep infants from falling or rolling out of the crib. Ensure that all the slats on your own crib are in the right location and are closely fit set up. The space between neighboring slats must be no more than 2.375 inches. A crib which has a larger gap between the slats is harmful, because a baby's little body or head can get trapped in between. Another thing to search for is the gap between the crib and the mattress. Make sure that mattress is firm and closely fitting within the crib, and you can't squeeze in more than 1 finger at the gap. Again, if the gap is too big, the baby can get trapped in between the mattress and the crib wall. A soft mattress raises the chances of suffocation, as is it a loose matching sheet or a blanket. It is best to cover the baby in a sleeper instead of a blanket. Also ensure that the corner posts are flush with all the corners of the infant, so that the baby cannot get clothes entangled in it.