The use of older cribs isn't suggested. But some individuals may receive an antique crib that has been in the household for several years, making it a valued commodity. In such scenarios, you are still better off with such a crib for ornamental purposes. In case you decide to utilize the crib for your baby, you need to thoroughly check it and rule out any missing or broken components. If any hardware or parts are missing, the crib might come apart or fall down when your baby is inside.
The slats in cribs keep babies from rolling or falling from the crib. Ensure that all the slats on your own crib are in the correct place and are closely fit set up. The distance between neighboring slats have to be no longer than 2.375 inches. A crib that has a bigger gap between the slats is dangerous, because a baby's little head or body can become trapped 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 can't squeeze in more than one finger at the gap. Again, if the difference is too large, the baby can get trapped between the mattress and the crib wall. A soft mattress increases the chances of suffocation, as can a loose matching sheet or a blanket. It is best to cover the baby in a sleeper instead of a blanket. Also be certain that the corner posts are flush with all the corners of the infant, so that the infant cannot get clothing entangled in it.
Some elderly cribs have ornamental openings on both side. These openings are absolutely dangerous and has to be avoided, because the baby's head may get trapped. For the identical reason, avoid tying toys to the crib with strings. Never set the crib near drapes or blinds. The strings in dividers pose a substantial threat, as do drapes that may suffocate the baby. Ensure that the crib side remains firmly in place when latched. Also check regularly for loose screws or parts.
A baby crib is one. Babies sleep for most of their first year of life and the crib is where they spend all that time. To avoid dangerous accidents, it is essential to make sure that your baby's crib meets all of the safety requirements.
To steer clear of chemicals, use an organic mattress, organic sheets and blankets in your baby's crib. If the infant is older, it is ideal to strip away the paint as it might contain lead.