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Most people like a great deal. Some go to great lengths to get the best deals on products and part of the routine is buying second hand. However, when it comes to a baby crib, it is my recommendation to BUY NEW! The baby crib is the most important purchase you will make for your baby nursery. Your infant will spend a lot of time in his crib. The baby crib is not the furniture to cut corners on. It is essential that your baby’s crib is safe and up-to-date.

Many cribs no longer meet today’s standards for quality and safety. Many years of research has lead to the current construction of baby cribs. Too many old baby cribs may pose dangers for your infant. A baby’s limbs can become caught between the bars of a baby crib that does not follow the current guidelines. The bars need to be at least two-and-a-half inches apart to assure that the baby does not get his arms or legs stuck in between them during the night.

Current research on baby cribs revolves around the baby crib and the baby crib bedding. Do a little research and spend some time looking online in the Baby Category at Target.com. There are great selections on a new baby crib that's right for your nursery. There are also so many attractive crib sets that include blankets, pillows and bumpers. Although it is important to keep baby warm at night, blankets and bumpers pose a risk for suffocation. The baby can easily become entangled in his blanket, obstructing his airway. The crib’s pillow can be dangerous as well if the baby winds up under it during the night. A foam mattress for the baby crib is perfectly fine. These are easy to clean since they usually have a plastic or vinyl cover. The foam offers comfort and a soft bed for the baby.

Baby crib bumpers help protect the baby from getting stuck in between the crib’s bars and they are designed with an extra soft filling that insures that the baby will be cushioned if he hits his crib. However, bumpers need to be securely fastened in place in order to insure the ultimate safety. Just like pillows and blankets, bumpers pose a suffocation risk if the baby becomes entangled in it. Many creative baby crib bumper pad patterns are available, but make sure they can securely fasten to the side of the crib rails. Baby crib rail pads are the safest way to protect the baby.

 

Blankets, pillows can be great for decoration, but they should be removed when it comes time for baby to go to sleep. Bumpers should be fastened properly and double-checked at the baby’s bedtime each night. During colder nights, parents put their babies in wearable blankets that form right to the baby. There is no risk of the baby becoming entangled in the wearable blanket. Parents should check on the baby during the night to insure that he does not get overheated when wearing the very warm blankets.

How do you get help with a baby that hates his crib? There could be several reasons why. First, determine if the baby is upset because he doesn't want to be alone, or is it really that he hates the crib. If the crib is the problem, try changing the color or theme of the crib bumper pad pattern. Try a whole new theme. Look for crib sets your child enjoys, like peter rabbit, looney tunes, or balloon fun!. Maybe he's a fan of baby pooh and friends! Make the change fun and see what happens!

With a few little steps, parents can insure safety with their baby’s crib bedding. However, they need to remember to avoid using older baby cribs. Older cribs do not always meet today’s safety standards. They often do not come with instructions and missing a minor detail in the instructions could be disastrous. In order to assure your baby’s safety in a crib, it is very important to consider turning down the second hand offers from your friends and family and buy new. The investment will be worth the peace of mind in knowing that the baby crib you chose is safe and secure.

About the Author
Article about Choosing A Safe Baby Crib is by Jennifer Clark, co-founder of MaternityCollections.com with articles covering a broad range of topics including baby cribs, maternity benefits, positive parenting and many more!
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