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Baby Furniture Safety

Baby Furniture Safety Issues

Color and style are obviously important factors when buying any furniture for the home but even more important when buying baby furniture is to ensure that it is safe and will protect your baby from harm. Toddler furniture is designed with such factors in mind, but it still pays for the parent to pay extra care and attention when considering the purchase of baby nursery furniture. Baby furniture safety issues have been around as long as baby furniture itself and there are certain factors you should consider before opting for any specific piece or set of furniture.

Safety Standards For Design Baby Furniture

While modern baby furniture does need to meet exacting safety standards, there are some issues and concerns that are especially important if you are using a hand me down or even a family heirloom -- they may look great and carry a lot of sentimental value but if they aren't safe then you shouldn't take the risk.

A Safe Night's Sleep

Cots are one of the most important items of modern baby furniture to consider. Spaces between cot bars should be placed adequately so that your baby can't roll through -- generally speaking, a gap between 50mm and 95mm is ideal. You should also ensure that there is a minimum gap of around 600mm from the bottom of the cot base to the top of the bars and that the gap between the mattress and the side of the cot isn't so large that baby could slip through. Also, if you assemble your baby nursery furniture yourself then do make sure that everything is fastened securely and tightly.

Give Yourself Peace Of Mind

Always check even when buying modern baby cribs that they meet the safety requirements required of baby nursery furniture. Accidents involving furniture are still among the most common types of accident that involve babies so it is worth spending a little extra to enjoy increased safety and greater peace of mind by avoiding these and other baby furniture safety issues.

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Baby Furniture Accessories

As well as checking the furniture itself, it also pays to consider the safety that is offered by accessories such as baby crib bedding, blankets, and even other items like as baby changing tables. Once your baby gets a little older and you start to look at baby high chair selections and other items of baby furniture, these too carry their own baby furniture safety issues. Check that any modern baby furniture meets the required safety standards before you purchase it.

My Urban Child Baby Furniture

My Urban Child is dedicated to the provision of high quality, safe, and beautiful looking <ahref="/childrens-furniture/baby-nursery/cribs/modern-cribs/">baby nursery cribs as well as <ahref="/baby-basics/accessories/">stroller blankets and other items for baby. All of our <ahref="/childrens-furniture/bedroom/">modern childrens furniture is designed to offer security for baby and peace of mind for you so that the whole family can enjoy a safe and sound night's sleep without having to worry. Browse our online catalog or contact us if you have any questions regarding baby furniture safety issues.

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  • Selection - We have one of the largest selection of products in the largest variety of categories on the web. In addition to being among one of the largest retailers of children's home furniture online, did you know that we also offer everything from baby bedding to playground sets to designer playroom furniture? And it's easy to find exactly what you want among our hundreds of choices with only a few quick clicks. Can't find what you want? Call or email us.


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  • Quality - We sell merchandise from the top manufacturers in the world, from the European modern furniture designer, Quinze and Milan to lighting by Offi & Co to Spot on Square modern children's bedroom furniture. We stand behind the quality of the products we sell.

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