Around 10,000 infants and toddlers are injured in a baby crib and/or a playpen each year. Many of these injuries occurred among infants and toddlers that were in age range one to two years of age. This is the general age of children that are attempting to climb out of their playpen and/or crib. These children at this age are ready to explore more of their surroundings and seem to be more active. Many of these children may be tall enough to transfer into a toddler bed style position. Here are a few things for parents to remember to reduce many types of crib injury among infants and toddlers.
It might also be a degree of comfort that your babies are missing. Maybe their diapers are leaking, or they’re cool. You could take a scan of the environment and make modifications. You might consider a sleep sack or a soft mattresss pad that could protect a pack and play reviews from leaks and spills, such as the Tumpety Tots Happy Sleep Quilted Cotton Mattress Pad. Mattress pads such as these are designed to protect mattresses, yet also breathe easy and avoid irritants and dust mites from being inhaled.
It is also very important to measure your crib and make a sketch first before defining the amount of material you are going to use. Making a sketch could mean the difference between buying enough fabric for both sides of the bumper instead of one only.
Your child will sleep in a crib until it’s time to move into a real bed (typically between the ages of 2 and 3). So choose sturdy crib that you can use every day for at least two years. New cribs sold in the United States (including all cribs sold in our Store) comply with modern safety standards. The crib should have a railing that lowers, so you can pick up your baby easily; some models have railings that lower on both sides. You’ll spend $200 to $400 for a safe, well-made crib. Spending more usually buys you finer woods and more intricate designs.
Remember, an expensive mattress does not necessary mean that it is the best mattress. Similarly, a cheap mattress may not be worth money as well. If unsure, you can always check consumer feedback, reviews and testimonials on how popular the mattress is by those who bought them.
OAvoid new carpeting as they are very high in VOC’s which emits toxins for years. Leave the old carpet there and if you want a new floor consider linoleum, bamboo or other non toxic alternatives.
There are too many toxic chemicals in your child’s room to cover here, but removing these five common chemicals is an important step towards creating a healthier home.