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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

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