Safety Tips For Your Baby Nursery
Designing your dream baby nursery isn’t just about choosing a cute theme and poring over paint colors. While it’s easy to get caught up in all that fun stuff, you need to spend just as much time making sure it’s a safe space for your baby. Before your start to designing your baby nursery, here are some safety tips to follow. Keep drapery and blind cords out of baby’s reach from the crib and changing table. Place a working smoke detector in or near your child’s bedroom. Make sure that window guards are securely in place to prevent a child from falling out the window. Never place a crib, playpen, or other children’s furniture near a window. Put plug protectors in unused electrical outlets. Make sure your child’s toy box doesn’t have a heavy, hinged lid that could trap your child. For changing table, use a safety belt on the baby nursery changing table. Never leave a child unattended on a changing table. Put carpet or a nonskid rug beneath the crib and changing table.
For the baby nursery cribs, remove bumper pads, toys, pillows, and stuffed animals from the crib by the time baby can pull up to stand. Make sure the crib has no elevated corner posts or decorative cutouts in the end panels. Fit the crib mattress snugly, without any gaps, so baby can’t slip in between the crack and the crib side. Make sure that all screws, bolts, and hardware including mattress supports are in tight to prevent the crib from collapsing. Check the crib for small parts and pieces that baby could choke on. To reduce the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), put baby to sleep on her back in a crib with a firm, flat mattress, no soft bedding underneath her.