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9 baby furniture safety tips to consider when purchasing nursery furniture

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Of course a nursery needs more than a crib to be complete. There are key pieces of furniture to consider. Like a changing table, a rocking chair, and a dresser to name a few. But safety must always be the first thing to think about when it comes to having a safe nursery for your little one. Here are the important safety precautions to consider when creating a nursery for your baby.

9 baby furniture safety tips to consider when purchasing nursery furniture

  1. Where to place the furniture.This can prevent accidents. For example, NEVER place a crib near a window. Your little one could get tangled up in the window blind strings or draperies.Another thing to consider is if you plan to have a television in the nursery, then make sure the TV stand is sturdy enough to hold the TV. For added security, you can attach a bracket to prevent the stand from tipping over. You can also attach a TV strap to prevent the television from tipping over. However, the best safety precaution is to put the television out of reach from your little one. A wall mounted TV keeps the TV from curious little ones.
  2. Keep up to date with baby furniture recalls. Unfortunately, some furniture have flaws that can harm your little one. So always keep up to date with recalls on baby furniture.
  3. Keep heavy objects off of furniture that a little one can get to. Or at the least, attach a tip over restraint to BOTH the furniture and heavy object.
  4. Keep electrical cords out of reach of little ones and teach them not to play with them.
  5. Use the safety straps on the changing table to prevent falls. Also make sure that the changing pad have opposite contoured sides and a way to affix it to the changing table or dresser. If you are going to use a dresser as a changing table, make sure it is wider and lower to the ground. These are less likely to fall over.
  6. Remove items that will tempt a little one to climb on furniture. For example, do not put a remote control or toy on top of a television that is on a TV stand. Your little one might want to climb up and try to get it.
  7. Read the furniture’s warning labels and directions to make sure you are using it correctly.
  8. Keep all dresser drawers closed. This will prevent the temptation for your little one to climb.
  9. When in doubt, use safety restraint straps. It is better to have them and not need them, than to need them and not have them.