If the infant is old, it is ideal to strip away the paint as it might contain lead. Repaint using a paint that has no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
The use of older cribs isn't recommended. However, some people may obtain a classic crib that has been in the household for many years, making it a valued commodity. In such cases, you are still better off using such a crib for ornamental purposes. If you decide to utilize the crib for the baby, you need to thoroughly assess it and rule out any missing or broken parts. If any parts or hardware are missing, the crib may come apart or fall down if your baby is inside.
A baby crib is one. To avoid dangerous mishaps, it's essential to ensure that your child's crib meets all the safety requirements.
The slats in cribs keep infants from rolling or falling out of the crib. Make sure that all the slats on your crib are in the correct location and are tightly fit in place. The space between neighboring slats must be no longer than 2.375 inches. A crib that has a bigger gap between the slats is harmful, because a baby's small head or body can get trapped between. Another thing to look for is the difference between the crib and the mattress. Ensure that mattress is firm and tightly fitting inside the crib, and you can't squeeze in more than one finger in the gap. Again, if the difference is too big, the infant can get trapped between the mattress and the crib wall. A soft mattress raises the chances of suffocation, as is it a loose fitting sheet or a blanket. It's best to cover the infant in a sleeper rather than a blanket. Also ensure that the corner posts are flush with all the corners of the crib, so the infant can't get clothing entangled inside. If the mattress is supported by hangers, check them frequently.
Some elderly cribs have decorative openings on the side. These openings are quite dangerous and must be prevented, because the baby's head may get trapped. For the same reason, prevent linking 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 curtains that may suffocate the baby. Ensure that the crib side remains firmly in position when latched. Also check frequently for loose screws or parts.