For 2 or 3 years your baby will have to use his crib, so it is important to invest in a durable and safe crib. We do not want the baby to take any risks, much less while he is resting. So we have some safety recommendations for the baby's crib.
Although not all families can afford it, it is not advisable to reuse an old relatives crib as it may not meet the safety requirements. For your peace of mind and for the safety of the baby, it is best to buy a new and approved crib. Safety measures for your baby's crib.
- The first thing you should look at when you go to buy a crib is its solidity. See that its structure does not move because it could be poorly assembled and look for a more resistant one that can withstand the 3 years of your baby. You can always opt for one of those cribs that over time become beds, so you will save on the furniture in the baby's room.
- A safe crib should not have decoration on its frame that can fall or tear off, so that it does not end up in the baby's mouth. There is no ideal size so that the crib is safe, but you must take into account that the mattress is tight, without holes through which the baby can put his fingers. You should also change the mattress for a less thick one when the baby grows a little so that he cannot climb the bars.
- The bars of the crib are another key point to protect the baby. So that the baby cannot put his head between them, it is recommended that they are not separated from each other by more than 6 centimeters. And regularly check the condition of the bars and the posts of the crib if they are made of wood, so that the baby cannot scratch when it is grasped.
For your baby's safety, your precautions should not be limited to the good condition of the crib and its measurements. You must also take into account all the elements that surround it, that there are no hangers or cords near it to avoid accidents with the baby. That is why you have to be very careful with all decorative elements that you put around the crib.
It is also not advisable for the crib to be located near windows, blinds or curtains. And the rest of the security measures that you must take into account are the same as in the rest of the house. Monitor the temperature of the room where the crib is located and make sure it is a healthy environment and insurance so that domestic accidents do not occur.
Laura Velez. Editor of our site
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