How to choose a practical crib

Precautions for purchasing a baby cot

Size requirements

In order to facilitate the movement, the bed should not be too wide. The width of the bed should not exceed 75cm. The crib needs to move flexibly between the bedroom, the living room and the dining room. After the width exceeds 75cm, it is inconvenient to enter and exit the door.

The spacing of the guardrails should not be too large. A cylindrical fence should be chosen with a spacing of less than 9 cm. The spacing is too large, the baby’s body is easy to slide out; the spacing is too small to affect the baby’s observation of the world outside the bed.

The height of the crib guardrail should not be too low. The height of the guardrail is generally not less than 60 cm; too low a baby may have the danger of falling over the fence. If it is too high, it is not convenient for the mother to pick up or put down the baby.

A safe cushioning pad is required near the bed. A plastic, easy-to-tear pad that is wrapped around the crib to protect the baby’s head. The pad must have at least six knots; keep the straps in the shortest length to prevent the baby from reaching the neck.

Assembly requirements

Screws should be good. If the bed is assembled, pay special attention to whether the screws are tightened and the position of the pins is safe.

The four corners should be smooth. The four corners of the bed should be round and smooth, so as not to catch the baby’s clothing with sharp edges and corners, causing damage to the baby.

Pay attention to the paint. Babies like to bite the railings with their mouths, while some cots are painted with bright colors. If the lead in the paint exceeds the standard, the baby may be poisoned by lead.

Equipped with an adjustment card lock. The bed edges on either side of the crib usually have two height adjustment positions. These adjustment controls must have a child-resistant fixed card lock function (ie, the child cannot lower the bed edge by himself). Some cribs are designed with unilateral adjustment controls that reduce the chance of accidental release.

Material requirements

The material must be safe and free from contamination. At present, the main materials used in cribs on the market are: metal (based on iron), plastic and wood. Although the metal material is the strongest, its texture is poor, cold and too hard, not suitable for babies. The plastic is easily deformed, so it is ideal for wood, which is both strong and not too hard.

Nowadays, all the countries of infants and young children have industry standards, that is, there are standards, production standards, warnings, warnings, and substances contained in them. When buying, try to choose a big brand, which is more secure.

Accessories requirements

Some cots have small wheels that can be pushed and pushed freely. Such a small bed must pay attention to whether it has a brake device, and the small bed with the brake device is safe, and the brake device is relatively firm, so that it is not loose at the touch. There are also small beds that can be shaken and have the effect of a cradle. This bed must also pay attention to whether the connection between its parts is tight and reliable. It is best not to buy a small bed that can only be shaken and not fixed, because the baby grows fast, the time to sleep the cradle is short, and a fixed bed is needed. In addition, the crib should preferably be equipped with a gauze design so that the summer can block the mosquitoes from infesting the baby.

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