Some older cribs have decorative openings on both side. These openings are absolutely dangerous and has to be avoided, because the infant's head may get trapped. Also get rid of any decorative threads or ribbons that you see about the crib, as they pose a strangulation risk. For the identical reason, avoid tying toys to the crib together with strings. Never place the crib close to curtains or blinds. The strings in dividers pose a significant danger, as do drapes which may suffocate your baby. Ensure that the crib side remains firmly in position when latched. Also check frequently for loose screws or components.
The usage of older cribs is not suggested. But some individuals may receive a classic crib that has been in the family for many years, which makes it a valued commodity. In these cases, you're better off using such a crib for decorative purposes. If you decide to utilize the crib for the baby, you need to thoroughly check it and rule out any broken or missing components. If any hardware or parts are missing, the crib may come apart or fall down when your baby is in it.
A baby crib is one. To avoid dangerous mishaps, it is crucial to ensure your baby's crib meets all of the security requirements.
The slats in toddlers keep infants from falling or rolling from the crib. Make sure that each of the slats on your own crib are in the correct place and are closely fit set up. The distance between neighboring slats must be no more than 2.375 inches. A crib that has a larger gap between the slats is dangerous, as a baby's small body or head can get trapped in between. Another thing to search for is the gap between the crib and the mattress. Make sure that mattress is firm and closely fitting within the crib, and you cannot squeeze in more than 1 finger in the gap. Again, if the gap is too large, the infant can get trapped between the mattress and the crib wall. A soft mattress raises the chances of suffocation, as can a loose fitting sheet or a blanket. It's ideal to cover the infant in a sleeper instead of a blanket. Also ensure that the corner posts are flush with the corners of the crib, so that the infant can't get clothes entangled inside.
If the infant is older, it is best to strip away the paint as it might contain lead.