A baby crib is one. To steer clear of dangerous mishaps, it's essential to make sure your baby's crib meets all of the security requirements.
The usage of old cribs is not recommended. But some people could obtain a classic crib that has been in the family for many years, making it a valued commodity. In these cases, you're better off using such a crib for ornamental purposes. If you decide to utilize the crib for your baby, you need to thoroughly check it and rule out any broken or missing parts. If any parts or hardware are lost, the crib may come apart or fall down when your baby is inside.
The slats in toddlers keep infants from rolling or falling from the crib. Make sure that all the slats on your crib are in the right place and are tightly 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 little body or head can get trapped in between. Another thing to look for is the difference between the crib and the mattress. Ensure that mattress is firm and closely fitting inside the crib, and that you cannot squeeze more than one finger at the gap. Again, if the gap is too big, the infant can get trapped in between the mattress and the crib wall. A soft mattress increases the odds of suffocation, as is it a loose matching 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 infant, so that the infant can't get clothes entangled inside.
To steer clear of substances, use an organic mattress, organic sheets and blankets in your baby's crib. If the crib is older, it is ideal to strip the paint away as it might contain lead.
Some older cribs have ornamental openings on both side. These openings are absolutely dangerous and has to be prevented, because the baby's head can get trapped. Also get rid of any decorative threads or ribbons you see about your crib, as they pose a strangulation risk. For the same reason, prevent linking toys into the crib together with strings. Never set the crib close to drapes or blinds. The strings in dividers pose a significant danger, as do curtains which may suffocate the baby. Ensure that the crib side stays firmly in position when latched. Also check regularly for loose screws or parts.