The usage of old cribs isn't suggested. But some individuals could obtain an antique crib that has been in the family for several decades, which makes it a valued commodity. In such cases, you're still better off using such a crib for ornamental purposes. If you choose to use the crib for your baby, you must thoroughly check it and rule out any broken or missing components. If any parts or hardware are lost, the crib may come down or fall down when your baby is in it.
A baby crib is one of the most significant purchases a parent makes. To steer clear of dangerous mishaps, it's crucial to make sure your baby's crib meets all of the security requirements.
The slats in cribs keep babies from falling or rolling out of the crib. Make sure that each of the slats on your own crib are in the correct place and are tightly fit set up. The distance between neighboring slats have to be no more than 2.375 inches. A crib that has a bigger gap between the slats is dangerous, as a baby's little 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 closely fitting inside 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 in 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 instead of a blanket. Also ensure that the corner posts are flush with all the corners of the crib, so the infant can't get clothes entangled in it.
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 ideal to strip away the paint as it might contain lead. Repaint with a paint which does not have any VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
Some elderly cribs have ornamental openings on both side. These openings are absolutely dangerous and must be avoided, because the baby's head may get trapped. For the identical reason, prevent linking toys to the crib together with strings. Never place the crib close to curtains or blinds. The strings in dividers pose a substantial threat, as do curtains which may suffocate your baby. Ensure that the crib side remains firmly in place when latched. Also check regularly for loose screws or parts.