Parents’ main concern is to provide their babies a safe bed – – not only for relaxed sleep but also for protecting them from getting harmed in any way. It is observed that many babies face health problems and sleeping troubles if their bedding is not up to the required standards. Therefore, I am writing this article so that every parent understands how to make sure that their boy’s or girl’s twin bedding or single bedding is safe. Most parents provide twins or their children with less age difference, same beds. In order to do this, you first need to understand how to make the crib safe.
Make a Safe Bed for Your Baby
To insure the safety of an infant sleeping in a crib, put babies to sleep on their backs and follow these pointers:
If you are using a hand-me-down crib that may have been designed before crib standards were established, be sure that the corner posts are the same height as the end panels and do not extend about those panels. Children’s clothing can catch on corner-post extensions and result in strangulation. Space between crib slats must be less than two and three-eights of an inch, and no slats should be missing. All screws, bolts, and hardware must be in place and tight – – to prevent the crib’s collapse.
Bumper pads should fit snugly into all four corners and be securely attached to all sides of the crib, with no gaps between the bumper pads and the crib sides. Remove bumpers when a child is able to stand or kneel.
Fitted sheets should tuck at least two inches under the mattress at each corner. If sheets are too small, use sheet straps. Do not use top sheets.
Do not put infants to sleep on top of soft, fluffy items, such as pillows, comforters, or sheepskins.