Baby Crib Safety - the essentials

By: Joe Golz

The crib next to the changing table is one of the most important things that any expectant mother ought to gear themselves with. It should be a place of relieve and safety because the kid will probably spend most of their time in this equipment both during his sleeping and play times. The government on the other hand recognizes the significance of the crib to every infant so they set the manufacturing standards of 1973 that had largely made better the rules of crib safety , so one can anticipate that each crib in US is safe. The paradox is baby crib safety is a thing that mothers should take a deeper look given that it continue to be linked with child injury. An estimate of 50 infants in every year are killed and a total of about 9,000 are injured because of crib related accidents in United States.

If you are an expectant mom who wish to buy a safe crib then there are top three things that you have to take for for consideration : safety, safety, and safety! The moment when you found the correct one that will give the safety that you are searching , then that would only be the right moment to consider the secondary factors which emphasize the shape, color, and style. But nevertheless, safety and security must still be in the top most concern.

Aside from the crib itself, baby crib safety also allows mother to watch the mattresses and the covers in use within the crib. The two most important factors in every mattress are the fit and firmness. A firm one is wanted as to minimize the hazard given by suffocation. In case you have something which is too soft then you will only allow the mouth of the baby to be engulfed within the fabric , thus breathing may be obstructed . This can lead to extreme drowsiness, coma or God forbid but it can even lead to death. In fact, soft mattresses are mostly the culprit for deaths that which were attributed to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ).

To ensure baby crib safety in terms of the mattress dimension, go for one which can fit snuggly into the side of the crib. A mattress which is not exactly fitted can bring great dangers since an infant may crawl under it and once more lead to suffocation. Keep in mind that the majority of the babies are too weak to even bring themselves out of the mattress.
There are also accessories that you can mount to improve baby crib safety like the bumper pad which is a elastic cushion that can easily be fitted within the crib in order to stop your kid from striking his soft and delicate head into the crib bar. As much as possible, secure all the bumper pads and cut the strings to the shortest possible length after being tied to avoid the trouble given by strangulation. Moreover, do not place your crib in the middle of big furniture since they can wedge your child in between , and this will of course cause peril on baby crib safety. The same thing may happen if you put it against your wall. Do not also locate your crib near the window curtain because it may fall over the crib. Indeed, baby crib safety should be given considerable attention by parents.

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The author is the owner of All about Babies Safety , Crib Safety and more. He is retired From a communication company , and enjoyes writing articles. For more information on babies safety visit his web site

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