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How do you create a safe nursery for a baby?

With all the excitement of putting together your baby’s nursery you may end up overlooking the safety aspect of designing your child’s room. While there will be a few months before your child will begin crawling and toddling around, it is easier to do everything at once than to go back later.

The first thing you need to tackle is your baby’s crib since the safety of the crib will be important right away. Recent efforts to reduce the risks of SIDS deaths have been really successful so it is important to keep your baby’s bed free of pillows, blankets, stuffed toys, and even the bumper that comes with your bedding set.

Once the bedding is all squared away, take a look around the rest of the room. It is always a good idea to get down on all fours and look at the room from a short person’s perspective. The standard safety precautions are necessary including electrical outlet plugs, blind cord and drapery in check, window locks, and removal of anything you would not want your baby to play with or put in their mouth.

Your nursery needs a working smoke detector, possibly a humidifier and monitoring system as well. Be certain that the paint on the walls has no lead in it. Bolt any furniture that could be pulled down on your child to either the wall or floor.
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