Stefanie Schroeder. Baby Cribs. November 04th , 2017.
With a hardwood construction, this crib has a beautiful design and will add a touch of class to many nurseries, with the gorgeous fluted post design it is stylish and has plenty of substance too.
Today`s standards state that there should be no more than 60mm`s between the cribs bars. If a larger gap is used you baby my slip through the bars or become stuck in them. Make sure your crib is made out of hardwood such as oak, ash or maple. Use of a hardwood means that no matter what your baby/toddler does the cot pieces will not become loose or broken.
There are certain shops and sites through which customers can even get their cribs custom made, with their choice of wood (of the likes of birch, basswood, hardwood, pine or mahogany) and with accessories or attachments made out of different materials, such as steel, plastic, aluminium, oxidised iron or wood. Naturally light weight and easily movable, foldable hardwood cribs have become a popular choice with new parents. Since small wheels are attached to the foot of the cribs, manoeuvring them from one place to another becomes a simple task. The presence of casters in such cribs also contributes towards their portability.
Another valuable safety tip is to check to ensure that the crib mattress fits inside the crib properly. The standard mattress size for a crib is 51 5/8" by 27 ¼", although some cribs on the market today do not use the standard size. To check to make sure that the crib mattress is the right size for the crib, place your fingers between the mattress and the crib sides. If you can fit two fingers side by side, the mattress is too large and may enable your baby to slide between the mattress and the crib side and end up with the mattress on top of him. Mattress firmness is also important. As soft mattresses have been linked with Sudden Infants Death Syndrome you should make sure that your baby`s mattress is firm and solid.
Other safety issues that are not addressed by the Commission but are still important for the safety of your baby include baby cribs that come equipped with wheels. A new baby crib on roller wheels may seem like a good purchase. However, there are certain factors that you need to consider when looking at this style. If your house has hardwood floors, the slightest bump will cause the crib to begin rolling. The crib will also roll if you lean against it as you are bending over your baby. Older siblings can also be a danger to the baby in a crib with wheels. Your other children may push it around, causing it to overturn or slide down stairs. You can purchase a baby crib on wheels that has a locking mechanism, but it is probably a better idea to avoid this style completely.
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