Friday, August 1, 2008

How to Make Your Nursery a Safe Haven for baby! Step One

The Crib- First and foremost you want your baby’s crib to be a safe place. The choices you make in regards to their crib, crib bedding and crib mattress will aid in your baby’s safety and will reduce the risk if (SIDS) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. These suggestions are not guarantees of your baby’s safety but helpful suggestions to providing a safe environment for your baby.
 A Firm mattress for the crib and that it fits tightly against the slats of the crib
 No pillows, stuffed animals or other soft, puffy items in the crib. Don’t add extra blankets.
 No more than two and a half inches between the crib bars- Baby’s body can fall through and the head stops the body from falling completely through causing strangulation.
 When selecting crib bedding make sure that your crib bedding set has a thin breathable bumper if included in the crib bedding set.
 Keep your baby comfortable and be sure not to overheat your baby with
too much crib bedding.
 When your baby begins to stand up and climb around, remove all bumpers from inside of the crib, since they provide an easy step-up to help them get out.
 Also, remove any mobiles that maybe hanging above the crib, if pulled down baby can become entangled in them.