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Tips for designing a safe baby room | My Baby My Star

Becoming a parent is an exciting time in a man’s or woman’s life. It’s one of the most important milestones couples go through. Whether you are having a baby for the first time or a second, you want the nursery to be a safe and comfortable place for your little one. In this article we take a look at seven (7) tips for designing a safe and practical baby room to guide you through the entire process.

Gentle on the pillows

Most parents spontaneously buy dozens of pillows for their babies because they want their little ones to be as comfortable as possible while they sleep. As good as the parents’ intentions are, pillows can be dangerous for small children. For example, authorities have determined that Boppy pillows are unsafe for infants to sleep as they increase the risk of infants choking while they are napping. There have been eight (8) reports of infant deaths related to this product.

Experts advise against using pillows for newborns and young children; but if you use a pillow with your baby, be sure to keep an eye on them while they sleep. If they fall over, make sure you adjust their position to avoid choking.

Find a stable crib

Not all cribs are made with the same care and attention to detail. When looking for a crib, make sure it’s from a reliable manufacturer. Also check whether the materials used can withstand the weight of your newborn.

If you want to get the most bang for your buck with a crib, make sure you buy one that can last as well. Keep in mind that your baby will eventually stand and jump on this thing. You want to make sure it’s safe and durable for your little one.

Not too close to the window

It might be tempting to place your baby’s bed near a window. After all, you want your little one to see the birds fluttering around outside. However, this can be dangerous for your baby if the window suddenly shatters.

For your baby’s safety, keep their crib away from your window. It would be safer to place her crib near the door where you can reach her much faster when entering the child’s room.

Cover all outlets

Even those outlets that are tucked away in the farthest corner that you think your baby can’t reach. Toddlers are exploratory little creatures and they’ll want to get their little messy fingers on and in them all they look around. In order not to endanger your baby’s life, investing in outlet covers is a good idea.

Babyproof edges

If you have tables, chairs, bedside tables or cabinets in your baby’s room, baby-proofing the edges is one of the most important steps to protect your baby. This is especially true if your baby can already walk. Babies still need to develop the strength and balance to stay upright, so expect there to be a lot of trips and falls in the nursery.

Safe changing table

There have been so many reports of babies accidentally rolling off the changing table, either due to lazy parenting or poor product design. Therefore, look for a changing table that is made of sturdy materials and has a railing to prevent your baby from rolling off. Most changing tables also come with a handy strap to keep babies secure while you change them. Always make sure to buckle your baby before proceeding with the diaper change.

If you want to learn how other parents have dealt with poorly made baby products, there are a dozen reports and lawsuits you can check here.

Think about the ventilation

Babies need a clean and well-ventilated place to grow up healthy and happy. Ask your doctor or pediatrician about the recommended temperature a baby’s room should be. Also get recommendations for baby safe air filters for nurseries.

While you are working on the ventilation, you should also think about the lighting in your baby’s room. You should make sure it is well lit but not too bright to make you or your child uncomfortable.

Protecting your baby and making sure they have everything they need is one of the most important responsibilities of a parent. Considering that their children’s room is most likely where they will spend most of their time, it is important to make sure this area is safe and comfortable for them. The seven (7) tips we mentioned above can help parents design a baby room that is both safe and practical. Use them and give your little one the happy and healthy childhood they deserve!

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