To avoid chemicals, use an organic mattress, organic sheets and blankets in your baby's crib. If the infant is old, it is best to strip away the paint as it may contain lead. Repaint with a paint which does not have any VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
The slats in toddlers keep babies from falling or rolling out of the crib. Ensure that each of the slats on your crib are in the correct place and are tightly fit set up. The space between neighboring slats have to be no longer than 2.375 inches. A crib which has a bigger gap between the slats is dangerous, as a baby's little head or body can become trapped between. Another thing to look for is the gap between the crib and the mattress. Make sure that mattress is firm and closely fitting within the crib, and that you can't squeeze more than 1 finger in the gap. Again, if the difference is too large, the infant can get trapped in between the mattress and the crib wall. A soft mattress increases the odds of suffocation, as can a loose fitting sheet or a blanket. It's best to cover the infant in a sleeper instead of 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 in it. If the mattress is supported by hangers, check these regularly.
A baby crib is one of the most important purchases a parent makes. To steer clear of dangerous mishaps, it is essential to ensure that your baby'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 may get trapped. For the identical reason, avoid tying toys into the crib with strings. Never place the crib near curtains or blinds. The strings in dividers pose a substantial danger, as do drapes which may suffocate the baby. Ensure that the crib side remains firmly in place when latched. Also check regularly for loose screws or parts.
The use of older cribs is not suggested. However, some individuals could obtain a classic crib that's been in the household for several years, which makes it a valued commodity. In such cases, you are still better off with such a crib for decorative purposes. In case you choose to utilize the crib for your baby, you must thoroughly assess it and rule out any broken or missing parts. If any hardware or parts are missing, the crib might come apart or fall down if your baby is inside.