Choosing Safe Baby Products: Cribsenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-productCrib-enHD-AR1.jpgWhen you choose a crib, check it carefully to make sure that your baby's sleep space is safe. Here's how.accidents, household accidents, infant injuries, consumer product safety commission, bath seats, suction devices, flotation devices, guardrails, bath rings, pillows, plush toys, sudden infant death syndrome, sids, pressure-mounted gates, sharp edges, hardware-mounted gates, strings, playpensinfant accidents, infant, infants, baby, babies, toddlers, toddler, baby product, baby products, backpacks, soft carriers, bathtubs, changing tables, child safety seats, car seats, cribs, bassinets, infant seats, swings, walkers, bouncy seats, strollers, toys, rattles, rubber baby buggy bumpers11/07/200501/05/201801/05/2018Kate M. Cronan, MD01/05/2018d980fe2c-c5ad-48e8-9eeb-4b115c3dc80dhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/products-cribs.html/<p>When you choose a crib, check it carefully to make sure that your baby's sleep space is safe.</p> <h4>What to look for:</h4> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li><strong>A crib with no drop-side rail:</strong> The side rails should not be able to move. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) banned the sale of drop-side rails for safety reasons. Do not buy or accept a used crib with a drop-side rail.</li> <li><strong>Safe slat distance:</strong> The distance between slats must be no more than 2-3/8 inches (6 centimeters) to protect infants from falling out and toddlers from trapping their heads between the slats.</li> <li><strong>The firmest mattress you can find.</strong> Don't rely on manufacturers' labels &mdash; test it yourself by pushing firmly on the center and all sides of the mattress. Make sure the mattress holds firm and springs back in place quickly. This is extremely important because soft mattresses may play a role in <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sids.html/">sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)</a>.</li> <li><strong>A mattress that fits snugly in the crib.</strong> This keeps a baby from slipping in between the mattress and the crib sides. Make sure to remove any plastic mattress packaging before use. If you use a mattress pad, buy one that fits tightly.</li> <li><strong>Corner posts that are the right height:</strong> If the crib has corner posts, they must be either flush with the top of the headboard and footboard or very tall &mdash; over 16 inches (41 centimeters). Anything in between is a potential strangulation hazard.</li> <li><strong>If you are getting a used crib, check it with extra care:</strong><br /> <ul> <li><strong>Avoid cribs older than 10 years old:</strong> They may not meet the most recent safety standards. There may be too much space between slats or decorative cut-outs in the headboard and footboard that can trap a baby's head. A crib made before 1978 may have a finish that contains lead, so a crib that has been in the family for generations won't be the best one to use!</li> <li><strong>Check the condition of the crib:</strong> Check that the crib has all of&nbsp;its hardware and that all parts and slats are in good condition. Only use manufacturer-provided parts if any repairs are needed. Make sure you have a manual to assemble it properly.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h4>SAFETY NOTES:</h4> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep.</li> <li>Make sure the crib has not been recalled by the manufacturer.</li> <li>Check all screws and hardware regularly and tighten them if necessary.</li> <li>A bare bed is best. Don't place bumper pads, soft bedding, or soft toys (blankets, fluffy comforters, pillows, plush toys) in your baby's crib. Any of these items could cause your baby to suffocate.</li> <li>Remove mobiles when your baby starts to push to his or her hands and knees or when your baby turns 5 months old, whichever comes first.</li> <li>Do not place a crib near a window or drapes. Your baby could fall or become entangled in window blind and drape cords.</li> <li>Remove bibs and necklaces from your baby&rsquo;s neck before putting your baby in the crib.</li> <li>Do not hang toys by strings.</li> <li>Make sure sleepwear and sheets are flame retardant.</li> </ul>Elección de productos seguros para los bebés: cunasCuando elija una cuna, evalúela detalladamente para asegurarse de que el lugar donde duerme su bebé es seguro.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/products-crib-esp.html/11306fc8-025c-4667-a272-cb5b2a5d61ac
Bed-SharingBed-sharing increases the risk of sleep-related deaths, including SIDS. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends room-sharing without bed-sharing for the safest sleep environment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cosleeping.html/12645cbd-51d9-4eb4-b68f-666ee3bae9ec
Childproofing and Preventing Household AccidentsYou might think of babies and toddlers when you hear the words "babyproofing" or "childproofing," but unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in kids 14 and under.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/childproof.html/0dfb8dee-0285-4d87-a4d3-a048bdc1289e
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Household Safety ChecklistsYoung kids love to explore their homes, but are unaware of the potential dangers. Learn how to protect them with our handy household safety checklists.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/household-checklist.html/dc6bee21-6c4d-41fb-a5fa-136ae12e0017
Household Safety: Preventing Injuries in the CribYour baby will spend a lot of time in the crib, and it's your job to make sure it's always a safe environment. Here's how to ensure the safety of your littlest sleeper.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-crib.html/0ff1a48e-b3c7-4b8c-9c7c-8c5d216a3e82
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants 1 month to 1 year old. Though SIDS remains unpredictable, you can help reduce your infant's risk.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sids.html/58ae28d3-c0fd-4dd9-af5f-c37c0474ff17
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