If the crib is older, it's best to strip away the paint as it may contain lead.
The slats in cribs keep infants from falling or rolling 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 space between neighboring slats have to be no more than 2.375 inches. A crib which has a larger gap between the slats is dangerous, because a baby's small body or head can become trapped in between. Another thing to look for is the difference between the crib and the mattress. Ensure that mattress is firm and tightly fitting within the crib, and you can't squeeze more than one finger in 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 odds of suffocation, as is it a loose fitting sheet or a blanket. It is best to cover the infant in a sleeper rather than a blanket. Also be certain that the corner posts are flush with the corners of the crib, so that the baby can't get clothing entangled in it. If the mattress is supported by hangers, check these regularly.
Some elderly cribs have ornamental openings on the side. These openings are quite dangerous and has to be prevented, because the baby's head can get trapped. For the identical reason, avoid tying toys into the crib with strings. Never place the crib close to curtains or blinds. The cords in blinds pose a significant danger, as do drapes which may suffocate the baby. Ensure that the crib side remains firmly in position when latched. Also check regularly for loose screws or parts.
The use of old cribs is not suggested. But some people may obtain an antique crib that has been in the family for many years, making it a valued commodity. In such scenarios, you are still better off with such a crib for ornamental purposes. If you decide to utilize the crib for your baby, you need to thoroughly check it and rule out any missing or broken components. If any parts or hardware are lost, the crib may come down or fall down when your baby is inside.
A baby crib is one of the most important purchases a parent gets. Babies sleep for the majority of their first year of life and the infant is where they spend that time. To avoid dangerous accidents, it is crucial to make sure your baby's crib meets all of the security requirements.