The slats in toddlers keep babies from falling or rolling from the crib. Ensure that each of the slats on your crib are in the correct location and are closely fit in place. The space between neighboring slats must be no more than 2.375 inches. A crib that has a bigger gap between the slats is harmful, because a baby's small head or body can get trapped between. Another thing to search for is the gap between the crib and the mattress. Make sure that mattress is firm and tightly fitting inside the crib, and you can't squeeze in more than 1 finger at the gap. Again, if the difference is too large, the baby can get trapped 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 is best to cover the infant in a sleeper instead of a blanket. Also be certain that the corner posts are flush with all the corners of the infant, so the baby cannot get clothes entangled in it.
The use of old cribs is not suggested. But some people may obtain an antique crib that's been in the household for many decades, making it a valued commodity. In these cases, you are still better off using such a crib for decorative purposes. If you decide 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 lost, the crib might come apart or fall down if your baby is in it.
A baby crib is one. Infants sleep for the majority of their first year of life and the infant is where they spend all that time. To avoid dangerous accidents, it is essential to ensure that your baby's crib meets all of the security requirements.
If the infant is older, it's best to strip away the paint as it may contain lead. Repaint using a paint that does not have any VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
Some older cribs have decorative openings on the side. These openings are quite dangerous and must be prevented, because the infant's head may get trapped. Also remove any decorative threads or ribbons that you see on the crib, as they pose a strangulation hazard. For the same reason, avoid tying toys to the crib together with strings. Never place the crib near curtains or blinds. The strings in dividers pose a substantial threat, as do curtains which may suffocate the baby. Make sure that the crib side remains firmly in position when latched. Also check frequently for loose screws or components.