To steer clear of substances, use an organic mattress, organic sheets and blankets in your baby's crib. If the infant is older, it's ideal to strip the paint away as it might contain lead. Repaint using a paint which does not have any VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
The slats in cribs keep babies from falling or rolling from the crib. Make sure that each of the slats on your crib are in the right place and are closely fit in place. The distance between neighboring slats must be no more than 2.375 inches. A crib that has a larger gap between the slats is dangerous, as a baby's little body or head can get trapped between. Another thing to search for is the difference 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 one finger at the gap. Again, if the gap is too big, the infant can get trapped in between the mattress and the crib wall. A soft mattress raises the odds of suffocation, as can a loose matching sheet or a blanket. It's ideal to cover the baby in a sleeper instead of a blanket. Also be certain that the corner posts are flush with the corners of the infant, so the infant cannot get clothing entangled inside.
A baby crib is one. Infants sleep for the majority of their first year of life and the infant is where they spend that time. To steer clear of dangerous accidents, it is crucial to make sure that your baby's crib meets all of the safety requirements.
The use of older cribs is not recommended. However, some people may receive a classic crib that's been in the household for many years, which makes it a valued commodity. In these cases, you are still better off with such a crib for ornamental purposes. If you choose to utilize the crib for the baby, you need to thoroughly check it and rule out any missing or broken components. If any parts or hardware are missing, the crib might come down or fall down if your baby is in it.
Some elderly cribs have ornamental openings on the side. These openings are quite dangerous and must be prevented, because the baby's head can get trapped. Also get rid of any decorative threads or ribbons you see about the crib, as they pose a strangulation risk. For the identical reason, prevent linking toys into the crib together with strings. Never set the crib close to curtains or blinds. The cords in blinds pose a substantial danger, as do curtains that may suffocate your baby. Make sure that the crib side remains firmly in place when latched. Also check frequently for loose screws or parts.