The use of old cribs isn't suggested. However, some individuals could obtain an antique crib that has been in the family for several decades, which makes it a valued commodity. In these scenarios, you are still better off using 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 parts. If any hardware or parts are lost, the crib may come apart or fall down if your baby is inside.
Some elderly cribs have ornamental openings on both side. These openings are absolutely dangerous and must be prevented, because the infant's head can get trapped. For the same reason, prevent linking toys to the crib with strings. Never set the crib close to curtains or blinds. The strings in dividers pose a substantial threat, as do curtains that may suffocate your baby. Make sure that the crib side stays firmly in place when latched. Also check frequently for loose screws or components.
If the infant is old, it's ideal to strip away the paint as it may contain lead.
A baby crib is one of the most important purchases a new or expecting parent makes. To avoid dangerous mishaps, it is crucial to make sure that your baby's crib meets all the security requirements.
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 correct place and are closely fit in place. The space between neighboring slats have to be no longer than 2.375 inches. A crib which has a bigger gap between the slats is dangerous, as 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. Make sure that mattress is firm and closely fitting inside the crib, and you can't squeeze more than 1 finger in the gap. Again, if the gap is too large, the baby can get trapped in between the mattress and the crib wall. A soft mattress increases the chances of suffocation, as can a loose fitting sheet or a blanket. It's best 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 crib, so the infant can't get clothes entangled inside.