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Baby-Proof Your Home

Newborns and Infants (under three months)


Before you introduce your newborn to his new home, remove or fix possible household hazards. Start with the basic precautions and continually modify according to your baby's development. Here's what to do from day one:
• Use a crib made since 1992 that meets safety standards set by the American Society for Testing and Material (ASTM).

By Dana Sullivan for Your Baby Today

Newborns and Infants (under three months)

Before you introduce your newborn to his new home, remove or fix possible household hazards. Start with the basic precautions and continually modify according to your baby's development. Here's what to do from day one:

• Use a crib made since 1992 that meets safety standards set by the American Society for Testing and Material (ASTM).
• Be sure the crib mattress fits snugly. You should be able to slide just one finger between the mattress and the side rails and headboard, so your child can't slip between the mattress and crib.
• Do not use a crib that has elevated corner posts or decorative cutouts in the headboard since a baby's head could become trapped there, or loose clothing could become snagged and cause strangulation.
• The slats on the crib should be 2 3/8 inches apart or less so baby's head doesn't get trapped between them.
• Make sure all screws, bolts, and other hardware are securely installed to prevent the crib from collapsing.
• Never put pillows, soft bedding, electric blankets, heating pads, or stuffed animals in a crib. Jump to full text of this article here.



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