Safety Tips for Your Nursery

baby in crib

Turn your baby's nursery into a safety zone by following these tips:

  • Keep drapery and blind cords out of baby's reach.
  • Place a working smoke detector in or near your child's bedroom.
  • Make sure that window guards are securely in place to prevent a child from falling out the window.
  • Never place a crib, playpen, or other children's furniture near a window.
  • Put plug protectors in unused electrical outlets.
  • Make sure your child's toy box doesn't have a heavy, hinged lid that could trap your child.
  • Use a cool-air humidifier instead of a vaporizer to avoid burns. Clean it frequently and empty it when not in use to prevent bacteria and mold growth.

Changing Table

  • Use a safety belt on the changing table.
  • Keep baby powder and other supplies out of baby's reach when changing.
  • Never leave a child unattended on a changing table.
  • Put carpet or a nonskid rug beneath the crib and changing table

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Safety Tips for Your Nursery

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28 comments

  1. Profile photo of Nancy Nancy says:

    Even though some tips are common knowledge it’s good to get a reminder here and there because sometimes when you’re so busy dealing with body changes specially for first time moms as I am it comes handy.

  2. Profile photo of Andrea Andrea says:

    Very helpful to a first time like me with a first time dad as well

  3. Profile photo of Krystal Krystal says:

    Most of the bullets on these lists are a given and are common knowledge, but the one about removing anything hanging above the crib (like mobiles) by the time the baby can stand up and reach it I never even thought of. In a way, that really could be dangerous!

  4. Profile photo of Maytte Maytte says:

    This page would make a great checklist

  5. definitely no bumpers!! SIDS is so scary

  6. Profile photo of kalivt kalivt says:

    I like all these my only reserve is on the crib bumpers…
    My friend took them out and her infant couple of months old, got tangled up in them and had to goto the emergency room.
    I get that they are a risk.

  7. Profile photo of Cecilia Cecilia says:

    This is all Very help full, I do have a but though… For the one on preventing SIDS and laying the baby on there back to sleep, babies throw up at times and they can choke if laying on there backs. Yes you should never leave your baby un attended but what if u step away just for couple of minutes and this happens.

    • Profile photo of kalivt kalivt says:

      For my first child I used one of those pillow body support holder thingys that kept my daughter on her side for some time. They shouldn’t be spitting up enough to choke them, if that’s the case you should make a doctors apt. Have you made a registry yet? Look in the bedding for that device I’m talking about. Sorry I can’t be more specific 🙁 At least you can get it try it, and see if it’s something for you. Ask your doctor as well. <3

  8. Profile photo of PamelaPlus3 PamelaPlus3 says:

    oh that is a good idea!

  9. Profile photo of PamelaPlus3 PamelaPlus3 says:

    Wow! very helpful!!

  10. Profile photo of Aimee Aimee says:

    Glad this article was posted! It came in handy.

  11. Profile photo of Hannah21762 Hannah21762 says:

    I’m glad we bought a teether to go on the edges of his crib, it will keep him from biting the crib and getting the fumes that are still on the wood…

  12. Profile photo of verochka31 verochka31 says:

    great info to know! amazing how a person to tiny require so much preparation

  13. Profile photo of JamJam JamJam says:

    its si crazy how a creature so tiny requires so much preparation!! theres a reason pregnancy is 9 months long

  14. Profile photo of Julie Julie says:

    This is a lot of information, but helpful information.

  15. Profile photo of Anna Anna says:

    gosh, there is so much i don’t know still… thank you for all this info

  16. Profile photo of Ashley Ashley says:

    this is good information very helpful

  17. Thats exactly how I feel. When are you due? Im due in November.

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