If the infant is old, it is ideal to strip away the paint as it may contain lead.
The slats in toddlers keep infants from rolling or falling from the crib. Make sure that all the slats on your own crib are in the correct location and are tightly fit in place. The distance between neighboring slats must be no longer 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 become 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 within the crib, and you cannot squeeze more than 1 finger at 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 odds of suffocation, as can a loose matching sheet or a blanket. It is ideal to cover the baby in a sleeper instead of a blanket. Also ensure that the corner posts are flush with the corners of the crib, so the infant can't get clothing entangled inside.
The usage of old cribs isn't recommended. However, some individuals may obtain a classic crib that has been in the household for several years, making it a valued commodity. In such cases, you're still better off using such a crib for decorative purposes. If you choose to utilize the crib for the baby, you need to thoroughly check it and rule out any missing or broken parts. If any parts or hardware are missing, the crib may come apart or fall down when your baby is inside.
A baby crib is one. To avoid dangerous accidents, it is essential to make sure your baby's crib meets all of the safety requirements.
Some elderly cribs have ornamental openings on the side. These openings are absolutely dangerous and must be prevented, because the infant's head may get trapped. Also remove any decorative threads or ribbons you visit about the crib, as they pose a strangulation risk. For the same reason, prevent linking toys into the crib with strings. Never set the crib near drapes or blinds. The cords in blinds pose a significant threat, as do curtains that may suffocate the baby. Ensure that the crib side remains firmly in position when latched. Also check regularly for loose screws or components.