Home Safety: Infants and Cribs
Ensure the safety of your little one with these reminders
The crib is one of the essential furniture pieces that you will purchase for your bundle of joy. When buying a crib, it's important to make sure that it's safe and durable. Make sure that the parts are well-secured to avoid any accidents.
Let this list of reminders guide you.
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- First, check if the measurements of the crib are proportionate to the size of the nursery or room. You do not want your nursery to look cramped.
- Make sure that the crib has tight joints to prevent wobbling when your infant is active.
- Secure the side rails with double locking devices.
- Make sure that the crib’s slats are no more than 2 3/8 inches.
- There should be at least a one inch space between the crib mattress and the sides of the crib to prevent your child from getting trapped.
- Avoid choosing vinyl rails because they contain PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride).
- Check if the mattress is properly secured by rattling the crib.
- Always double check if the piece has missing and unstable parts.
Photo by Vincent Coscolluela
- Do not place the crib near curtains. Curtain fabric or blind cords are hazardous because your child might tug or pull on the curtains.
- Keep lamps and cords away from the crib.
- Never place thick pillows or blankets in a baby's sleep environment as this might cause suffocation.
- Remove toys inside the crib when your child is sleeping.
Photo by At Maculangan
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