A baby crib is one. To steer clear of dangerous mishaps, it is crucial to make sure that your child's crib meets all of the security requirements.
If the infant is old, it is best to strip the paint away as it may contain lead.
Some elderly cribs have ornamental openings on both side. These openings are absolutely dangerous and must be prevented, because the baby's head can get trapped. For the identical reason, prevent linking toys to the crib together with strings. Never place the crib close to drapes or blinds. The cords in blinds pose a significant danger, as do curtains which may suffocate the baby. Ensure that the crib side remains firmly in place when latched. Also check regularly for loose screws or parts.
The usage of old cribs is not suggested. However, some individuals may receive an antique crib that has been in the household for several decades, which makes it a valued commodity. In such cases, you are better off using such a crib for decorative purposes. In case you decide to use the crib for your baby, you must thoroughly assess it and rule out any broken or missing parts. If any hardware or parts are lost, the crib might come down or fall down when your baby is inside.
The slats in cribs keep babies from falling or rolling from the crib. Make sure that all the slats on your crib are in the right place and are closely fit set up. The distance between neighboring slats have to be no longer 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 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 can't squeeze in more than 1 finger at the gap. Again, if the gap is too large, the baby can get trapped between the mattress and the crib wall. A soft mattress raises the odds of suffocation, as is it a loose matching 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 the corners of the infant, so that the infant cannot get clothing entangled inside. If the mattress is supported by hangers, check these frequently.