Appropriate Baby Crib Designs

When you are getting a baby crib, it is all about the furniture structure and hopefully it is built to be as safe as possible. Consider prioritizing in the safety features first over stylish and fashionable cribs for your children. Avoid all those furniture that come with decorative cutouts, sharp corners and those which are lead-based painted.

To prevent the baby's head and legs from getting trapped in between the slats, there are standards and many safety measurements to be met by the manufacturer. To check, the gap between each slat, they should be no wider than a soda can (approximately 2 3/8inch). After 1974, all cribs' designs have met these standards, thus users should prevent themselves from using an older crib.

You also have to pay attention to the height of the rails measured from the mattress. Whenever your child has grown taller than three quarters comparing to the rails' height when standing up from the mattress, then it is time for you to stop using the baby crib. Usually when your children are about two years old or have started learning to escape, the crib can no longer hold them in.

Padded or mesh crib is another type of crib that looks comfortable which you can easily get nowadays. However this safety enclosure option is not necessary in an infant bed and some deemed it can be a risk of suffocation. If you have been using or are interested in getting one of these options, make sure that the pad is thinner than a quarter inch and the mesh hole is much smaller than a small button.

Finally, in helping parents to buy the right and secure infant products, always remember to look for their safety certification. Shop for any baby crib that your baby needs, whether if it is a mini crib or a large convertible crib as long as it is certified by Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), it is safe. JPMA sealed products can act as a guide for you to understand that they meet the all safety standards.