Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful stages in the life of a person who is developing both the baby and your partner. It is also a phase of many nerves and stress, as there is a long list of things to do and prepare for when the baby comes , like buying furniture for your room, paint it, choose your name, know what doctor you’re taking and what tests must be done soon after birth.
As a decorating blog, it is logical to be focus on this aspect, namely the choice of the crib , and there are many aspects you should consider when making it. Not enough to get to a store and say “this love, the love you” and you take her. No. You have to analyze it to see if it is best for your baby and, most importantly, whether meets all safety regulations.
A good investment
It is very important that you consider your sin will sleep in the crib up to 3 years , or so it is recommended, so it’s worth spending a little more money and make sure it is a good quality. Also, if you’re going to choose convertible into beds, will use it more, so take your time to look at various options until you find the one that really consider the most appropriate.
Safety, the most important
Although it is clear that the first thing you’re going to look out for is the aesthetics of the crib, thereupon reviewed certain security parameters . If you qualify, you’ll buy it, but if it does, it is best to keep looking, much that you liked. Start by visiting only recognized quality establishments to ensure you that your furniture and products meet European safety standard.
Among the points to consider, the mattress is ideal to have two positions up or down depending on the age of the baby, with the interior height of 60 cm in the lower and 30 cm at the highest. The bars should be spaced between 4.5 and 6.6 cm, as if it were more baby could slip, especially when much is already moving. If the crib is accessible, two must have brakes, and paint, varnishes and any decorative element must be non-toxic. Finally, it can not be a space of more than 2 cm between the mattress and the edges, by any side.
You should also take your time to choose the place to put the crib, preventing it from being stuck to a window as it is a cooler area and also the small can pull the curtains or climb them. Nor is put next to a stove or radiator, excess heat can be very dangerous. In a few months, your little and will stand, so keep at your fingertips anything that could be dangerous, such as lamps, sockets or hygiene products.
A mattress protector is fine, but it is not waterproof it does not allow air to circulate freely and may pose a risk of suffocation if the baby turns around and sleeps upside down. The sheets can be of any tissue except satin or silk, as it would slip and could go down, being trapped under the duvet and in an area where the sheets are tightly stuck to the sides. It is best to sleep no more than the sheet and a blanket.
Your choice depends more on your budget and taste, but basically has to be a mattress firm and comfortable , it does not sink but also not very rigid. There is no objection to either latex, springs, foam, coir, viscoelastic, etc. Size should fit snugly in the crib, avoiding the occurrence of gaps through which the child can be trapped or cast.