Thursday, April 7, 2011

Preventing Baby Crib Injury

Around 10,000 infants and toddlers are hurt in a baby crib and/or a playpen each year. Many of these happened among children that were in age range 1-2 years old. This is the general age of children that are trying to climb out of their playpen and/or baby crib. Many of these children may be tall enough to transfer into a toddler bed style bed position. There are a few things to remember to reduce these types of injury among infants and toddlers.
*Parents can help prevent injuries by lowering the infant baby crib mattress when children grow tall enough to lean over the rails. When they are seemingly restless within the bedding area. Maybe seeing signs they have outgrown their restricted area.
*When children are starting to lean over the rail with either their head or legs, this is a good time to transition into a toddler bed style position of your convertible baby crib or into a separate toddler bed.
*Children should be moved to a toddler bed when they reach 35 inches tall.
*Make sure you purchase a sturdy baby crib. An infant baby crib is still the safest place to sleep for smaller infants and toddlers. They should be placed on their backs, with no padding or pillows.
A convertible crib that converts into a toddler bed is a good transition for baby as they grow. The transition into the toddler bed is much smoother and safer for the child as they are remaining in their comfort zone.
You can visit JPMA- Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association for more information on crib safety .
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