Baby Crib Safety, can be life changing for you. All of the tips and recommendations in this video will help you to make the right choices for your baby's safety.
Even as an uncle, I watched over my great nieces while they slept. As someone who is single, this was to say the least, nerve racking.
I kept looking to make sure they were both breathing. It drove me to distraction. I’m sure this is normal, but I was constantly thinking of all the things that could go wrong.
Here’s just a short list for you
A serious fall
Maybe my brain was in overdrive, but I could see it all before me.
So of course every two seconds I was checking on them both. I finally managed to get beyond these distractions and fell in and out of sleep until mom and dad came home.
As a parent you get beyond this and get on with the living part of your children’s lives, but Baby Crib Safety is something to always keep in mind as the little one goes down for the day.
Here are a few things I learned about baby cribs. If this is your first baby, then make sure that you purchase a new crib; this will ensure that all of the parts are there and that there are no missing pieces.
I also learned that you should never place the crib next to a window because the baby could fall, or get caught in the blinds cords, which of course was one of my thoughts when I was watching the girls.
Baby Crib Safety includes safe sleeping tips.
To ensure a safe sleep, keep your baby on its back to ensure that suffocation or Sid's does not take place.
Do not place the baby on its side because this is an unstable position and the baby will flip onto its stomach
Never place your baby on top of comforters or pillows. Remove them from the bed, the majority of accidents and deaths are caused from placing a baby on its stomach, or on top of the comforters and pillows in otherwords all of that extra bedding, get out of the crib.
Make sure the crib has no loose or missing slats, a missing screw can cause the side rail to become loose and the baby can get caught up in it. Only replace parts from the manufacturer of the crib. Makeshift repairs can cause very bad accidents.
The mattress should be firm with a tight fit on all four sides. If you can fit more than two fingers between the mattress and the sides, your mattress is unsafe.
Keep monitors and other cords out of the babies reach because they can cause strangulation risks. Lower the mattress as soon as the baby can raise itself up onto its hands and knees to prevent climbing out of the crib.
Check to see if the crib has been recalled. Keep yourself informed by going to
Cpsc.gov or keepingbabiesafe.gov or aap.org
Enjoy the time you have with your children, it really does take only a blink of an eye and they are grown.