If the infant is old, it is ideal to strip away the paint as it may contain lead.
A baby crib is one. To avoid dangerous mishaps, it's essential to make sure your child's crib meets all of the safety requirements.
The slats in toddlers keep babies from falling or rolling out of the crib. Ensure that all the slats on your own crib are in the correct place and are closely fit in place. The space between neighboring slats must 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 become trapped between. Another thing to search for is the difference between the crib and the mattress. Ensure that mattress is firm and closely fitting inside the crib, and you cannot squeeze more than one finger in the gap. Again, if the gap is too big, the baby can get trapped between the mattress and the crib wall. A soft mattress increases the chances of suffocation, as is it a loose fitting sheet or a blanket. It's best to cover the infant in a sleeper instead of a blanket. Also be certain that the corner posts are flush with the corners of the crib, so the infant cannot get clothing entangled inside.
The usage of older cribs is not recommended. However, some individuals could receive a classic crib that's been in the family for several decades, making it a valued commodity. In such cases, you're still better off using such a crib for decorative purposes. In case you choose to utilize the crib for your baby, you need to thoroughly check it and rule out any missing or broken parts. If any parts or hardware are lost, the crib might come down or fall down if your baby is inside.
Some elderly cribs have decorative openings on the side. These openings are quite dangerous and must be avoided, because the baby's head may get trapped. For the same reason, prevent linking toys to the crib together with strings. Never set the crib near drapes or blinds. The strings in dividers pose a significant danger, as do curtains which may suffocate your baby. Ensure that the crib side remains firmly in place when latched. Also check frequently for loose screws or parts.