So, your bundle of joy is finally arriving soon and you have already readied up the nursery to welcome your newborn in your home and your life. Among many things in a baby’s nursery the most important one is the crib. The first step I recommend is reading crib reviews that will help you to choose the best product for your needs and budget. The second stage is finding the right place to put a crib ( this can be a matter of argument between the future mom and dad). If you two are still not able to get an amiable consensus on this issue, let me help you with a few key factors to consider. I am sure you will be able to sort out this problem after reading through my written thoughts.
- Place the crib in a well ventilated room to ensure that the baby’s space gets regular flow of fresh air.
- Do not place the crib just next to a wall. You should be able to move around on all sides of the crib to handle the baby easily. This will also make sure that your baby is safe from a wall crawling insect accidently falling in the crib.
- Keep the baby crib about two meters away from the window. This way you will protect you baby from the direct sunlight. An accidental crash of the window pane will not be good for the baby. Some of you may be living in an area frequented by thunderstorms or lightening. If such is your case, then it could be very frightening for your baby who is lying in crib just near the window.
- Do not keep the crib near curtains, hanging cords or any other kind of hanging support. Babies grow really fast and develop new skills with each passing day. You will never know when your baby has learnt to climb out of the crib with the help of a curtain or any other support for that matter. Moreover curtains are a hub of dust and other allergens. A baby having an easy access to curtain is prone to acquire an allergy.
- No direct light should fall on the crib, because it may get a bit uncomfortable to a sleeping baby
So, these are some suggestions about where not to put the baby crib. You must keep the crib in the middle of room away from any hanging chandeliers or fans, to be easily accessible from all sides. Keep a few colorful toys hanging above the crib to let your baby look at them if she wakes up in the middle of night and your sleep.