The slats in toddlers keep babies from falling or rolling out of the crib. Make sure that each of the slats on your crib are in the right place and are closely fit set up. The space between neighboring slats have to be no more than 2.375 inches. A crib that has a larger gap between the slats is dangerous, because a baby's small head or body can get trapped in between. Another thing to search for is the difference between the crib and the mattress. Make sure that mattress is firm and closely fitting within the crib, and you can't squeeze more than one 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 increases the odds of suffocation, as can a loose fitting sheet or a blanket. It's ideal to cover the baby in a sleeper rather than a blanket. Also be certain that the corner posts are flush with the corners of the infant, so that the infant can't get clothes entangled inside. If the mattress is supported by hangers, check these frequently.
The use of older cribs is not recommended. But some people could receive an antique crib that's been in the household for several years, which makes it a valued commodity. In these cases, you're better off with such a crib for ornamental purposes. If you choose to utilize the crib for your baby, you need to thoroughly assess it and rule out any missing or broken components. If any hardware or parts are missing, the crib may come down or fall down if your baby is in it.
If the infant is older, it is best to strip the paint away as it might contain lead.
A baby crib is one. To steer clear of dangerous mishaps, it is crucial to ensure that your baby's crib meets all the security requirements.
Some elderly cribs have ornamental openings on the side. These openings are absolutely dangerous and has to be avoided, because the baby's head may get trapped. Also get rid of any decorative threads or ribbons that you see on your crib, as they pose a strangulation hazard. For the identical reason, avoid tying toys to the crib together with strings. Never set the crib near drapes or blinds. The strings in dividers pose a substantial danger, as do drapes which may suffocate the baby. Ensure that the crib side stays firmly in position when latched. Also check regularly for loose screws or parts.