Crib Canopy Safety
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Crib Canopy Safety

It can be difficult to hold back when it comes to decorating your baby’s nursery as you prepare to bring his/her into the world. Because the crib is the focal point of his/her room, you might go a bit overboard with themed linens and accessories to make it exactly right. A crib canopy is similar to a bed canopy, but it requires extra safety precautions to keep your baby safe.

And now is that question, are canopy safe for kids/toddlers?!

The answer is absolutely YES!

Crib Canopy Styles

Some crib canopies are little more than a rod that stretches above and beyond the crib. The bar has a canvas canopy connected to it. Others are crib extensions made of wood or metal that rise above the crib. Some are elegant and stand-alone, while others have cloth wrapped over them. Other canopies are hanging from the ceiling above your baby’s crib and attached to a ring. Understanding each type can assist you in selecting the safest option for your child.

Safety Requirements for Crib Canopy

The National Safety Council advises against using a crib that has corner posts that are more than 1/16 inch high. This is due to the risk of strangling if a child’s clothes gets hooked on a post. If you opt to use a crib canopy, however, high corner posts that are 16 inches or above can still be safe. This height keeps the canopy away from your baby’s face and body when she’s in the crib, reducing the risks of her becoming stuck on it.

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Use

It’s critical to use a canopy correctly in order to keep your kid secure in her cot. If you’re not sure how to install the canopy on the crib, Consumer Reports recommends hiring a manufacturer’s representative to come to your home and assist you, as most cribs require assembly after purchase.

If you don’t put the canopy together correctly, it may break loose and fall into your baby’s crib, causing injury. If your canopy has a hanging cloth, keep it outside the crib so it doesn’t settle over your baby’s face, increasing the danger of SIDS or asphyxia. Check the canopy for loose or damaged parts on a regular basis, and repair or remove it if necessary.

Tips

When your baby learns to stand on her own, she’ll most likely do it all the time, even in her crib. Some types of canopies may be harmful for your infant if he or she is able to stand up in the crib. If there are large swaths of cloth hanging down within her grasp, she might just learn that she can grip them and pull herself out of her crib. Alternatively, the canopy could come tumbling down, injuring someone. Around the age of 5 months, the National Safety Council recommends removing anything that hangs over the crib.

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