Are You Putting Your Baby in a Dangerous Crib?

Parents are 100% at fault if they do not do basic research before placing their child in an unsafe environment. There are two parts to crib safety: Eliminating the loose articles in the cribensuring your crib is built with a solid set of safety rules Follow these guidelines and you’ll ensure you’ll have a safe place for your baby to sleep each night…

1. Eliminate Loose Articles in the Crib Follow these rules or risk endangering your child : Always lay your baby on her back in a crib with a tight-fitting mattress (see the Two Finger Rule)Eliminate bumper pads, and items used as bumper pads from the crib, such as: pillows, blankets, and stuffed animals. Use a sleeper instead of a blanket. However, if you must use a blanket, place the baby’s foot at the end of the crib and tuck a thin blanket around the crib mattress. Do NOT cover above the baby’s chest! Use a crib specific bottom sheet, otherwise the fitment will be dangerous

2. Ensure a Safe Crib Construction There are two major styles of cribs: a bar crib, and a mesh crib.  Each of these cribs has its own safe construction rules. Bar Crib Construction Safety Make sure you have a quality crib to prevent unwanted injuries.  A quality crib has the follow: A firm and tight crib mattress (See the Squeeze Test and the Two Finger Test) No missing screws or brackets Crib slats less than 2 3/8 inches apart (so your baby can’t slip through) Corner posts less than 1/16th inch high (so baby-clothing won’t catch) A solid head- and foot-board (so there are no cutouts for a baby’s head to get trapped)Mesh Crib Contruction Safety If you’re not using bars for your crib and are using a mesh, a mesh should have the following:Each mesh is less than 1/4 inch, so the button’s on baby clothing won’t get tangled No tears or holes to trap your baby No staples, because they have a tendency to become loose Conclusion Once you’ve followed the two guidelines above, you’ll be sure that your baby will be sleeping safely.

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