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Baby Crib Safety: Do’s & Don’ts For Your Baby’s Safety As They Sleep

By Maria Alessi

I know you are looking forward to your baby’s arrival and you are probably thinking about their new nursery. When choosing, setting up and using your baby crib, there are numerous of baby crib safety issues you ought to think about. If you follow the guidance given here, it will help you ensure the safety of your baby while they are in their crib.

Do: Check that the crib you are thinking about complies with the safety standards set out in the country you live in. These specifications will usually cover such things as the use of the right materials, that the crib is produced in such a way as to prevent the potential risk of injuries and that it is suitable for use.

Don’t: Buy a crib with drop sides. Cribs with drop sides present a risk to your child when it comes to their hands being caught as the sides are moved.

Do: Meticulously go through the manufacturer’s instructions precisely when putting together your baby crib.

Don’t: Position the baby crib close to any windows, heaters or electrical sockets. This will reduce the risk to your baby of any injuries resulting from electrocution, burns or strangulation from curtain/blind cords.

Do: Ensure there is nothing placed in your baby’s crib that will assist them to climb out. Remove any large soft toys or cushions that may act as a climbing aid.

Do: Routinely check your baby’s crib for any signs of damage due to normal wear and tear. Check for any damage that has caused sharp edges or peeling paint that your child may be able to pick at and swallow.

Don’t: Put any small objects that your child could swallow in the crib.

Do: Make sure that any playthings placed in the crib with your child are age appropriate and do not contain any small components that might break off.

Don’t: Leave your child unattended in a baby crib that has any mobiles or playthings with any stretch cords attached to them.

Don’t: Leave any electrical items of any type in your baby’s crib. This includes any item that may produce a spark that could result in a fire. Obvious items would include electric blankets or electrical toy items.

Your baby is special, and while the above mentioned might seem like a long list of baby crib safety help and advice, many items are common sense or one off things to just think about in respect of your baby crib. Seeing that we have covered the safety information and facts, we would like to wish you congratulations on your great news and hope you have a long, happy and indeed safe future with your newly born baby!

Viva Home Interiors will provide you with more baby crib safety tips. Why not check out the DaVinci Kalani Convertible Crib.

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Alessi, Maria "Baby Crib Safety: Do’s & Don’ts For Your Baby’s Safety As They Sleep." Baby Crib Safety: Do’s & Don’ts For Your Baby’s Safety As They Sleep. 7 Oct. 2010. 11 Oct 2015 <>.

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Alessi, M (2010, October 7). Baby Crib Safety: Do’s & Don’ts For Your Baby’s Safety As They Sleep. Retrieved October 11, 2015, from

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Alessi, Maria "Baby Crib Safety: Do’s & Don’ts For Your Baby’s Safety As They Sleep"

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