A crib is the primary place where infants will sleep. As such, It’s important to make sure that the crib is kept in good shape and doesn’t have any potentially dangerous features.
Keep these tips in mind when looking for and using a crib.
- 1 The crib mattress should fit snugly, with no spaces where a baby can become trapped between the mattress and crib.
- 2 Screws, brackets, bolts, and other fastenings should all be present and connected tightly.
- 3 Crib slats should be spaced no more than 2⅜" apart.
- 4 Do not add pillows, quilts, comforters, bumpers, or stuffed animals in the crib with a sleeping baby.
- 5 Headboards and footboards should be solid (no decorative cutouts).
- Crib is assembled according to manufacturer’s instructions.
- All hardware is present and fastened tightly.
- The crib does not have any loose bedding or stuffed animals in it.
- The warranty/registration card has been completed and submitted to the manufacturer.