Baby Cribs. Friday , October 13th , 2017 - 07:10:39 AM
Mobiles are fun and a great learning tool, plus a fantastic distraction for babies. Once your baby is able to stand, grasp, sit up or reach up they then can move to being a safety hazard for your child. They are a hazard due to small parts that can be choked on or the strings can get wrapped around your child. If you do purchase a mobile make sure you remove it from their crib when they start to be on the move. Hopefully all these safety tips have helped you and will stop you from needing a trip to the emergency room with your little one.
Another valuable safety tip is to check to ensure that the crib mattress fits inside the crib properly. The standard mattress size for a crib is 51 5/8" by 27 ¼", although some cribs on the market today do not use the standard size. To check to make sure that the crib mattress is the right size for the crib, place your fingers between the mattress and the crib sides. If you can fit two fingers side by side, the mattress is too large and may enable your baby to slide between the mattress and the crib side and end up with the mattress on top of him. Mattress firmness is also important. As soft mattresses have been linked with Sudden Infants Death Syndrome you should make sure that your baby`s mattress is firm and solid.
There are several safety features that you should look for when purchasing a new baby crib. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has enacted regulations to ensure the safety of your baby while in these beds. You should make sure that any baby crib that you may purchase has these specifications. The first regulation states that the vertical bars or slats should be no further apart than 2 3/8" or 60 mm. This prevents the baby`s body being able to fit through them and the child becoming lodged by his head.
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