• Safety in the bed

    Accidents in the crib top the list of infant injuries. Here are tips for choosing a safe cot.

    □ If the child likes to gnaw, close the cot railing with a non-toxic plastic chewing pad.

    Проверьте Check the descending walls. That the child could not lower a wall itself, everyone should be fixed by two fixing devices. The child should not be able to lower the wall while inside.

    □ Check the distance between the grill rails. Reiki should be separated from each other by no more than 6 cm so that the head of the child can not get stuck between them.

    □ Run your hands over the entire wooden surface to make sure that there are no cracks or splinters.

    □ Avoid cots with shaped pillars that have significant depressions. Infants often pinched their fingers in the recesses between the pillar and the crib. Do not take a crib with decorative carvings and knobs. The child can catch on these ledges with clothes and strangle himself. You can cut the ledges and plan the poles, and smoothly sand the surface.

    □ Inspect the metal cradles to ensure that they do not have sharp protrusions or edges, or holes or depressions in which your child's finger can become jammed or stuck.

    □ Check the mattress support more often, tapping on metal brackets and pressing on the mattress at the head and at the feet. If the bracket has jumped out of its slot, it needs to be inserted back or replaced. Check to see if all four metal brackets supporting the mattress and the support board on which it lies are fastened in their grooves with protective clips.

    □ It is better to give up the gifted mattresses or mattresses used, which may not exactly match the size of your crib. To check if the mattress fits, put your fingers in the corner. There should not be a gap of more than 4 cm between the mattress and the cot wall. If you can push more than two fingers between the mattress and the cot wall, the mattress is too small.

    □ Remember, the harder the mattress, the safer it is.

    □ Check that the soft rollers( warning against head banging against hard walls) fit snugly around the entire perimeter of the crib and are secured with at least six straps or buttons. So that your child can not chew the strings and become entangled in them, trim the excess. Remove the platens and toys from the crib as soon as the child begins to pull over the railing and stand, as these items can serve as pedestals, thanks to which the child will climb over the grate and fall out of the crib.

    □ Check toys in the crib, carousel( musical pendant toys), pacifiers and clothes in which the baby is in bed to make sure that they do not have cords or strings longer than twenty centimeters.

    □ If the child is allergic or has a frequently stuck nose, do not put soft and other toys in the crib that can collect allergy-causing dust.

    □ Place the crib in the room in a safe place. She should not stand by the window, next to any dangling cords, for example from curtains or curtains, or close to any furniture that a child can use to get out of the crib. When a child grows up, it is worthwhile to think about what will happen if he still crawls out of bed. The cot should be placed so that your child does not fall on any sharp object, is not squeezed or jammed between the crib and a nearby wall or furniture.□ If your baby's cot is not in your bedroom or not at a distance from each room in the house, buy a monitor - a valuable security device.

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