Baby-Proofing: The Crib
Baby-proofing should be uppermost in your mind when setting up baby's room. So those who haven't yet created a safe and secure room for baby should take note of the following tips.
Ensure the Crib is Safe
A new crib will meet current safety standards whereas a five year old second-hand cot may not. For instance, the distance between crib bars should be no more than two and three-eighths of an inch.
Parents should know all about baby-proofing their infants nursery. A baby under the age of six months could suffocate on a stuffed toy, or bedding including blankets and pillows. Ensure the sheets fit the mattress tightly and save the blankets, toys and pillows for toddlerhood. Here is a list of items to help you babyproof the nursery:
A safe toy box - open bin boxes are safer than those with heavy lids
Finger-pinch guards for door hinges
A thick pile rug to cushion falls
UL listed night lights and replacement bulbs
As always you can contact us directly should you have any questions or need any help. To learn more about baby-proofing see our article on Making Your Home Safe for Kids