This month is Crib Safety Month! So in honor of that, everyone here at Milk Street wanted to share with you some facts about Nursery safety! I know as a mom I forget all the ins and outs of nursery safety. So I freshen up on it is always needed!
Designing your nursery is an important step in preparing for your baby’s arrival. While it can be a lot of fun planning a nursery décor, and picking out crib bedding and other accessories, it is important to remember these simple guidelines in order to create a safe haven for you and your little one!
The crib is, potentially, one of the most dangerous parts of any home’s nursery, simply due to the fact your child spends the majority of their time here. Proper construction and placement will keep any baby safe and sound.
Your little newborn isn’t moving around much right now. But think ahead: Toddlers love to run around and climb all over things. To keep your adventurous little tot safe in the future, be sure to secure furniture and shelves to the wall. Doing this essential task as you’re setting up nursery furniture is much easier than trying to remember to do it later.
If you’ve already baby-proofed the rest of the house—great! Now, do the same with the nursery by covering electrical outlets and keeping electrical cords safe from the baby. Again, your little one may not seem curious right now, but they’ll be crawling around before you know it.
This is pretty basic, but something that I often tend to overlook! Place a working carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarm near the nursery. Consider upgrading to an interconnected system that alerts you to a problem no matter where it originates in the house.
Even things as small as your nursery’s decorative items can pose a threat to your baby. Small or corded items, in particular, can cause suffocation or electrocution. Because of this, tucking everything behind other pieces of furniture—or simply out of reach—is essential. Many parents even choose to adopt a minimalist design for their nursery to help reduce the number of these hazards.
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As many of you know life can get pretty busy. With work, crazy kiddos, family needs, etc. The last thing you probably want to think about are recipes.
Like many new parents, I ask myself: “What are good meals for toddlers?”
I don’t really care to stand in the kitchen for hours on end to make the perfect meal, and even if I wanted to there just isn’t enough time in my day to do so.
So, I always find myself wishing we had something quick on hand!