The usage of old cribs isn't suggested. However, some people could obtain a classic crib that's been in the family for several decades, which makes it a valued commodity. In these cases, you're better off with such a crib for ornamental purposes. In case you choose to utilize the crib for your baby, you need to thoroughly check it and rule out any broken or missing parts. If any parts or hardware are missing, the crib might come down or fall down when your baby is in it.
If the crib is older, it's ideal to strip the paint away as it might contain lead.
A baby crib is one of the most significant purchases a parent gets. Infants sleep for the majority of their first year of life and the infant is where they spend all that time. To steer clear of dangerous accidents, it's crucial to ensure your child's crib meets all the security requirements.
The slats in cribs keep babies from rolling or falling out of the crib. Ensure that each of 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 longer than 2.375 inches. A crib which has a larger gap between the slats is harmful, as a baby's little head or body can get trapped between. Another thing to search for is the gap between the crib and the mattress. Ensure that mattress is firm and closely fitting within the crib, and you cannot squeeze in more than one finger at the gap. Again, if the difference is too large, the infant can get trapped between the mattress and the crib wall. A soft mattress raises the odds of suffocation, as can 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 the corners of the infant, so the baby cannot get clothes entangled inside.
Some elderly cribs have decorative openings on the side. These openings are quite dangerous and has to be avoided, because the baby's head can get trapped. For the same reason, avoid tying toys to the crib together with strings. Never set the crib near drapes or blinds. The strings in dividers pose a significant danger, as do curtains which may suffocate the baby. Make sure that the crib side stays firmly in position when latched. Also check frequently for loose screws or components.