How do you keep a child’s nursery equipment safe? Our extensive guidance for making the changing table, crib, and carrier table safer is here to help. We also provide Toddler Towers for your child, so please do not hesitate to contact us.
Before Anything Else:
- Always ensure that all nursery items you buy for the infant comply with national safety regulations.
- Pacifiers and toys should be durable, not break off, and have no removable pieces.
- Baby bath rings and chairs are not advisable.
Some parents purchase only a few items of basic nursery equipment for their child, such as a cot as well as a stroller. Others buy the full shebang: carrier seat, bassinet, changing table, playpen, and so on.
While selecting nursery items for your child, keep the following safety issues in mind:
The crib for your little child is one of the essential nursery item investments you will make. If you buy a new crib that’s branded with the logo of the national safety organisation, you may be certain that it satisfies national safety regulations.
However, if you plan on placing the child in a “hand-me-down” crib, you must be extremely cautious of safety concerns. Only use cribs produced after that date. While purchasing a crib, ensure that it fulfils the following safety standards:
- There are no missing or broken slats.
- A mattress that fits tightly, with not over a fingers width between the mattress’s edges and the crib’s wall.
- The piece that supports the mattress must be firmly fastened to the crib frame.
- Corner pillars are no more than 1.5 mm in height to prevent your baby’s clothes from getting stuck on the pillars.
- Headboards as well as footboards with no openings where your baby’s head might get stuck.
- Drop-side latches remain safely lifted and are also difficult to remove.
- Tight and firmly secured screws and nuts
You should never leave the infant in a cot with the drop-side open. Place the cot away from curtains or coverings that might tangle your infant in the cloth. Once the baby is 90 cm (three feet) tall or can climb over the rails of the cot, you should move him or her to a bed.
Do not place oversized plush toys, cushions, bumper pads, or heavy blankets in your baby’s cot. Ensure that your infant is not wearing a bib, necklace, or anything else that fastens around the neck. Such things might suffocate your baby or become entangled in pieces of the cot, strangling them.
Bassinets and Cradles
Any bassinet or cradle must have a strong base, a broad foundation, and no jutting nails or other items that might hurt the child. Its mattress ought to be firm and also snugly fitting.
The bassinet or cradle’s legs must be solid and robust. If the legs are foldable, you must install latches to keep them from collapsing while in use. Abide by the manufacturer’s recommendations. You must also avoid using the bassinet or cradle if the infant exceeds the item’s height or weight requirements.
To avoid slipping, the carrier seat needs to have a broad, strong base as well as a skid-proof bottom. Its seat should include an easy-to-use clip or belt that holds the crotch and waist of the child. Never use car seats with seat belts as carrier seats.
To avoid accidents, change tables must include safety harnesses. Pick a good table with handy drawers and racks. Always secure your child to the changing table, and don’t ever leave them alone on the table.
Slats in a playpen made of wood shouldn’t be more than 6 cm apart. If it uses nails, these must not be loose or absent. If you pick a mesh playpen, ensure that the mesh holes are no wider than 7 mm and that there aren’t any rips, gaps, or loose strings. Its netting ought to have firm security to the bottom slab and upper railing.
Don’t ever leave the infant in a playpen with its drop-side open. The kid might suffocate if he or she slips into the space between the mattress and the lowered mesh panel. Even children can tumble unintentionally and hurt themselves in this manner. Sleeping is not advised in playpens. Do not put your infant to sleep in a playpen.
To avoid falling, make sure the child’s stroller has a broad bottom. Its wheels should have a secure lock by the brakes. Its safety belt must be firmly fastened to the body, and the clasp must be simple to operate. When taking your little one out in the pram, always fasten the safety belt.
If the pram includes a shopping basket, place it down in the back, right above the back wheels, for sturdiness. Do not put products on your pram if it does not include a shopping basket since it might cause tipping. Our firm specialises in providing Nursery Equipment for your kids. So do contact our staff right away.