How To Keep Your Baby Safe – Sleeping In The Crib

Baby Sleeping Safety Tips For Cribs

The baby sleeps a lot, and will be hours upon hours inside the crib. Here are some safety tips you should know about baby safety measures for safe sleeping inside the crib. Buying an expensive design crib for the baby is fine, but there are further safety details you should be aware of, to make sure your new born infant is safe.

Following these baby sleeping in crib safety tips is easy and worth the effort so the baby will be safe and you could be more relaxed too.

There are constant new recommendations by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), it is worth to check them and see that the furniture you have and the measures you are implementing are up-to date.

Crib Sleeping Safety Precautions

The crib is a nursery furniture the baby will stay quite a lot of hours in. Not only the baby will be sleeping in the crib, but they will be also awake lot of hours there too. Unlike changing tables safety where the baby should not be left alone even for a single second! Babies will be inside the crib a sleep or awake without constant parental eyes watching them.

For this reason the crib safety tips apply not only for the sleeping hours but also take into consideration that the baby will wake up and crawl or stand inside the crib without the parent noticing.

 When you buy a crib, check that the bars/slats of crib are no more than 2-3/8 inches apart, so a babies head can not get through them.
When the baby grows you should move them into a baby’s bed, toddlers can fall while climbing on the crib rails and flipping outside.
One parameter to check, is that the height from mattress to top of crib should be at least 26 inches.

Recommended Safe Baby Cribs

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DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Rail JPMA certified, meets and exceeds Federal Safety Regulations.
Stork Craft Tuscany 4-in-1 Stages Crib – All four sides are stationary to add to the security and stability. Meets or exceeds all U.S. and Canadian safety standards. Versatile choice; Converting from a standard crib to a toddler bed to a daybed to a full-size bed.

Where to Place The Crib In The Room

The first thing to take in mind is that the crib should not be close to a place with open fire or electric heating, like electric spiral stoves. The heating should be away from the crib, in such way that even if the baby throws a blanket out from the crib, it does not land on the stove..

The crib should also not be placed where there is a direct sun light, the baby might be fast a sleep and the sun might cause severe sun burns.

The last rule is never to place the baby crib near or below any heavy objects! Beware of placing the crib below a tall dresser with stuff on top, or below a TV set hanged from the wall.

What Should NOT Be Inside The Crib

When the baby is sleeping there should NOT be any toys, bears, or soft stuff inside their bed. Many children turned and rolled with their face down on soft toys and got suffocated. When the baby goes to sleep, take away from the bed all the toys from the bed leave it completely empty!

Make sure there are no strings and long blankets the baby might roll inside or get around their neck. Make sure the soft crib borders are fastened tightly and can not be pulled away.

Keep the crib away from curtain pull cords, pacifier ties! Babies roll and twist and the tie or cords can strangle them. Make sure the pajamas shirt has a loose neck collar.

The crib sheets should be tight and not loose; loose sheets can either cover the baby’s head or become a soft cushion the head will be placed down on. Use the exact fit sheets for the bed mattress!

No electric appliances, electric toys or any wired electrical thing should be found in the crib bed. Music, speakers and rocking devices should be either battery operated or fixed some place away.

Recommended Safe Baby Cribs

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DaVinci Emily 4 in 1 Crib including Toddler Rail – JPMA certified, meets and exceeds Federal Safety Regulations; Lead and Phthalate Safe; non-toxic Finish.


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