The slats in cribs keep infants from falling or rolling from the crib. Ensure that all the slats on your crib are in the correct place and are tightly fit set up. The distance between neighboring slats must be no longer than 2.375 inches. A crib which has a larger gap between the slats is dangerous, because a baby's little head or body can get trapped in between. Another thing to look for is the gap between the crib and the mattress. Ensure that mattress is firm and closely fitting within the crib, and that you cannot 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 raises the chances of suffocation, as is it a loose fitting sheet or a blanket. It is ideal to cover the baby in a sleeper rather than a blanket. Also ensure that the corner posts are flush with the corners of the infant, so that the baby can't get clothing entangled inside.
To avoid substances, use an organic mattress, organic sheets and blankets in your baby's crib. If the infant is older, it's ideal to strip away the paint as it may contain lead.
Some older cribs have decorative openings on both side. These openings are absolutely dangerous and must be prevented, because the infant's head may get trapped. For the identical reason, prevent linking toys to the crib together with strings. Never place the crib near drapes or blinds. The cords in blinds pose a significant danger, as do drapes that may suffocate your baby. Ensure that the crib side remains firmly in position when latched. Also check regularly for loose screws or parts.
A baby crib is one. To avoid dangerous mishaps, it's essential to ensure that your baby's crib meets all the safety requirements.
The usage of old cribs is not suggested. But some people may receive an antique crib that's been in the household for many years, making it a valued commodity. In such cases, you are better off with such a crib for ornamental purposes. If you choose to use the crib for the baby, you need to thoroughly check it and rule out any missing or broken components. If any parts or hardware are lost, the crib might come down or fall down when your baby is inside.