The slats in cribs keep babies from falling or rolling from the crib. Ensure that each of the slats on your crib are in the right location and are closely fit in place. The distance between neighboring slats have to be no longer than 2.375 inches. A crib which has a bigger gap between the slats is dangerous, because a baby's little head or body can get trapped between. Another thing to look for is the gap between the crib and the mattress. Ensure that mattress is firm and closely fitting within the crib, and that you cannot squeeze in more than 1 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 chances of suffocation, as is it a loose matching sheet or a blanket. It is best to cover the infant in a sleeper rather than a blanket. Also ensure that the corner posts are flush with the corners of the infant, so the baby can't get clothes entangled inside.
The use of old cribs isn't recommended. But some people may obtain a classic crib that's been in the family for several decades, which makes it a valued commodity. In such scenarios, you're better off with such a crib for decorative purposes. In case you choose to utilize the crib for the baby, you need to thoroughly assess it and rule out any missing or broken components. If any parts or hardware are missing, the crib might come apart or fall down if your baby is in it.
A baby crib is one. Infants sleep for most of their first year of life and the infant is where they spend that time. To avoid dangerous mishaps, it is essential to make sure that your baby's crib meets all the safety requirements.
To avoid substances, 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 elderly cribs have decorative openings on both side. These openings are quite dangerous and must be avoided, because the baby's head can get trapped. Also get rid of any decorative threads or ribbons that you see about the crib, as they pose a strangulation hazard. For the identical reason, prevent linking toys into the crib together with strings. Never place the crib close to curtains or blinds. The strings in dividers pose a substantial danger, as do curtains which may suffocate the baby. Make sure that the crib side remains firmly in place when latched. Also check frequently for loose screws or parts.