Stefanie Schroeder. Baby Cribs. October 25th , 2017.
How To Purchase A Safe Baby Crib. Babies are a wonderful addition to any family, but can add up to a lot of added expense. One of the most expensive items that you will purchase for your baby is a baby crib. It can also be one of the most dangerous.
If you have purchased a second hand crib or even using the family heirloom crib that you slept in as a baby, make sure it still meets today`s standards. If it does not meet today`s standards either get it altered or purchase a brand new crib. Things to look out for in the crib from your youth is the type of paint used as it could contain lead, the space between slats and if the wood frame has splintered at all.
Look for cribs made from solid hardwood by craftspeople who know what they`re doing. Many companies interested in traditional style, quality furniture are turning to Amish craftsmen for their products, and the results are worth it. This kind of crib is handmade, and can be made to order, so it`ll work with your particular needs, even if they`re a little unusual.
A second regulation deals with holes or decorative cutouts on the headboard. These should not exceed 2 3/8" also to avoid your child`s head being stuck. Purchasing a crib with a solid head board is probably the best way to go. The third regulation by the Commission suggests that you check to make sure that none of the vertical bars on a crib side are broken off. You should be sure that all the bars in the crib are sturdy and intact. Any missing bars will leave a big gap that can cause your child to slip through and fall to the floor.
An organic baby crib might be expensive, but it`s worth it for your child, and this kind of craftsmanship ensures that it`ll last for many years.
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