Silence is golden…unless you have a toddler, in which case it probably means he’s up to something, like say the top of the bookshelf.
In these moments, it helps to know you’ve done everything you can to stay one step ahead of your fearless adventurer. As any experienced mother will tell you, baby-proofing is essential, especially in the nursery, where your little one will likely rack up more than a few hours of unsupervised time. More tips: http://nurseryorganization.com
Not sure where to start? We’ve got your nursery safety checklist right here.
Before laying your little one down in any crib – new or used – you’ll want to ensure that it meets the following safety regulations:
Fixed Sides – Drop-side cribs pose a serious threat to infants, many of whom have been injured or even killed as a result of hardware malfunctions common to the crib’s design.
Narrow Crib Slats – Crib slats should be no further than 2 and 3/8inches apart.
No Corner Posts – Clothing may become caught on posts, resulting in strangulation.
A Firm, Well-Fitting Mattress – There should be no more than two fingers of space between the side of the mattress and the crib frame. Any larger and your baby may become entrapped between the two, resulting in injury or suffocation.
Inspect your child’s crib on a regular basis, ensuring that the mattress frame is secure and that there is no missing, loose or damaged hardware.
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Blankets, pillows and bumpers of any kind pose a risk of suffocation and or entrapment and should never be used in a crib. Remove all soft toys and bedding from your baby’s crib with the exception of a fitted sheet and a thin, water-resistant mattress cover.
Avoid sleep positioners and similar products that actively claim to reduce the risk of SIDS. No actual evidence exists to support these claims, and several infants have actually suffocated as a result of their use.
Position crib away from windows and other furniture that could pose a hazard should your child attempt to climb out of the crib.
In order to prevent your child from overheating – a known risk factor associated with SIDS – never place a crib next to a heater or in an area that experiences direct sunlight.
Don’t hang anything over the crib using a length of string that’s longer than 7 inches. Longer lengths of string pose a risk of strangulation. Mobiles should also meet the seven-inch rule and should be removed once your little one can push up onto his or her hands and knees. (For more tips on choosing a safe mobile, read this.)
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Never hang anything directly over your baby’s crib that could fall and injure them
Remember to adjust your crib’s mattress level as necessary. For safety’s sake, lower the mattress a level as soon as your child can sit upright, and again once your little one begins to stand. If your child reaches 35 inches in height, and has not yet transitioned to a bed, it’s time to make the change.
Bringing home your new bundle of joy is an exciting experience, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. You can help to minimize the stresses in your early weeks at home by preparing in advance for all of the items your baby will need in his nursery. Before you dash off to the department store for baby supplies — and wind up with a multitude of items baby probably doesn’t need — start your preparations by making a list of the fundamentals and little extras you want for your baby.