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Nursery Safety Tips

Our Top 10 Nursery Safety Tips
  1. Place a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector in or near baby’s nursery. Remember to replace the batteries at least once a year.
  2. Never place a crib, changer or play yard near a window. Window blind cords may pose a strangulation hazard. Also, place window guards or stops on all windows in your nursery. See All Window Safety
  3. Crib slats should be no more than 2-and-3/8-of-an-inch apart and should not have any missing, loose or cracked slats. Also, make sure all hardware is in the proper place. See All Cribs
  4. Baby's crib mattress should have a snug fit inside the crib. It's considered unsafe if you can fit two fingers between the mattress and the crib's side board. See All Crib Matresses
  5. Keep the nursery temperature between 65-70°F so baby does not overheat or become too cold. Also, swaddling your baby helps to keep him or her at a comfortable temperature without having loose blankets in the crib, which may interfere with baby's breathing. See All Swaddles See Grobag Egg Room Thermometer
  6. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends placing infants on their backs when sleeping in the crib to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  7. Make sure to remove baby's crib mobile once your child can push up using his or her hands and/or knees, which is usually around 5 months of age. See All Mobiles
  8. Baby monitors let you listen and/or watch baby from another room without interrupting baby's sleep. See All Monitors
  9. Placing baby in your bed can be a safety hazard; your little one may accidentally suffocate or be strangled. Co-sleeping is a wonderful solution to keep baby close - and safe - throughout the night. See All Co-Sleepers
  10. Install safety gates in doorways and near stairs to keep baby contained in a safe space. There are also customizable safety gates that are perfect to use around fireplaces, for extra wide spaces and more. See All Safety Gates
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