Safety Tips for Decorating A Baby's Nursery
Buying crib bedding for your child's nursery is very exciting. But as parents or caregivers we need to take into consideration proper crib safety. Make sure that the crib mattress you choose to use fits snuggly within the crib frame. Alway use crib sheets that fit securely on the mattress and wrap the corner edges. Having bumper pads in your child's crib helps keep baby's limbs from becoming stuck or injured. Make sure when using bumper pads that they fit around the crib and can attach to the crib with fabric straps. Remember though, when your child can start pulling themselves up or stand, it is time to take out the bumper pads. By leaving them in the crib can lead your child to climb out of their crib, which is not what you want. Finally, when placing your infant down for sleep, make sure everything is out of the crib like, loose pillows, any stuffed animals, and quilt or comforters to prevent suffication. Only use light blankets or breathe throw blankets when your child is asleep.
Decorating Safety Tips
It is always great to decorate the nursery with pictures, diaper stackers, mobiles, and crib organizers, but, try not to place wallhanging over the crib. All it takes is that one day when your child can stand and rip it right out of the wall along with a nail or tack, which could end up in the crib. Also, don't place diaper stacker on the wall next to the crib for the same reason. And last, it is best to take out the mobile when your child is able to stand or even sit up.
Child proofing the nursery is a good way help your child from becoming hurt. Here is a check list to help you out. 1). Choose window protectors that adjust window open heights. Better yet use window guards that fit right in your windows. 2). Make sure the outlets have covers especially if behind a crib because beleave it or not babies can reach them through the crib bars. 3). Make sure all furniture is secure to the wall. 4). Do your dressers have drawer stops built in. If they don't, you may want to insert childproof locks on the drawers. 5). One thing we often forget about is night lights. It may be a good idea to use shock proof night lights. 6). Some furniture corners are just the right height for your children to get hurt on, so you may need corner protectors. 7). Kids love to play with doors and a good thing to have on a door is a finger guard to help prevent pinched fingers. 8). Finally, use baby gates where needed especially at the top of your staircase.
We hope we have helped you dearly. Our intent is to make your life peaceful by warning you of possible dangers that can occur in your toddler's bedroom.