To steer clear of 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 might contain lead.
Some older cribs have ornamental openings on both side. These openings are absolutely dangerous and must be avoided, because the baby's head may get trapped. Also remove any decorative threads or ribbons that you see about your crib, as they pose a strangulation risk. For the identical reason, avoid tying toys into the crib with strings. Never place the crib close to drapes or blinds. The strings in dividers pose a substantial danger, as do drapes which may suffocate the baby. Make sure that the crib side remains firmly in position when latched. Also check regularly for loose screws or parts.
A baby crib is one. Babies sleep for most of their first year of life and the infant is where they spend that time. To avoid dangerous mishaps, it's essential to ensure your child's crib meets all the security requirements.
The use of older cribs is not recommended. However, some people may obtain an antique crib that's been in the household for several years, which makes it a valued commodity. In such cases, you are better off with such a crib for ornamental purposes. In case you choose to utilize the crib for your baby, you need to thoroughly assess it and rule out any broken or missing parts. If any parts or hardware are missing, the crib might come down or fall down if your baby is in it.
The slats in cribs keep babies from falling or rolling from the crib. Make sure that all the slats on your own crib are in the right location and are closely fit set up. The distance between neighboring slats have to be no more than 2.375 inches. A crib which has a larger gap between the slats is harmful, because a baby's little head or body can become trapped in between. Another thing to search for is the difference between the crib and the mattress. Ensure that mattress is firm and tightly fitting inside the crib, and that you can't squeeze in more than one finger at the gap. Again, if the difference is too large, the baby can get trapped between the mattress and the crib wall. A soft mattress raises the odds of suffocation, as is it a loose fitting sheet or a blanket. It is ideal to cover the infant in a sleeper instead of a blanket. Also ensure that the corner posts are flush with all the corners of the infant, so the baby cannot get clothing entangled inside. If the mattress is supported by hangers, check these frequently.