Is The Antique Crib Dependable

 

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Cribs used today should be manufactured after June 2011 (when the current safety standards banning the manufacture or sale of drop-side rail cribs became effective). Though an antique crib may be beautiful and sentimental, if it doesn’t meet modern safety standards, it should not be used. But the truth of the matter is that your old crib is highly unlikely to meet the new requirements set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). In recent years, over 10 million drop-side baby cribs have been deemed unsafe and recalled by manufacturers. on Aug 26, 2019.

There are safety reasons old cribs can’t be donated to Goodwill, etc. Saying this, I did use the old “family” crib for both my kids but there are things that must be checked. First, the crib slats must be a minimum distance apart. “Safe slat distance: The distance between slats must be no more than 2-3/8 inches (6 centimeters) to protect infants from falling out and toddlers from. A crib that was safe 20 years ago might not be deemed safe any more, and often, this is for good reasons. To ensure that your baby’s crib is safe, you need to obtain a copy of the latest safety guidelines and make sure your hand-me-down is either up to current standards or that you can easily adapt to meet the necessary requirements.

Cribs that fail to meet the current standards can pose the risk for entrapment, strangulation or suffocation. Fortunately, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has set strict standards to ensure that cribs on the market today are strong, durable and safe for your baby. I have and still use my drop side crib that we purchased in 2008 and was recalled in 2010.

They came out with securing brackets to make it safe. As long as the crib is compels secured and tight you should be fine. Just make it a habit of checking on everything once a week or so. Among the baby-safe paints available, milk paint probably ranks number one in terms of safety, and it’s available in a variety of earth-tone and vibrant colors.

The main ingredients in milk paint are milk protein or casein and lime. Other choices include chalk paint, clay paint and paints made with other natural ingredients, such as citrus oil. Use the hardware to stop the rocking motion before your baby’s bedand naptime if you’re going to leave the room, and around pets and toddlers. Don’t use a bassinet or cradle with wheels.

• Do not use cribs older than 10 years or broken or modified cribs. Infants can strangle to death if their bodies pass through gaps between loose components or. Popular baby cribs are designed to be stylish and contemporary, but not all designs are safe.

Most finishing paint used on cribs includes the toxin polyurethane or and some materials, such as manufactured woods, may have volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that spread a toxic gas.

List of related literature:

Even more important than the price and decorative style of the crib are the safety elements.

“The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy” by Vicki Iovine
from The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy
by Vicki Iovine
Pocket Books, 2007

If you plan to use an older crib, inspect it carefully for the following features.

“Caring for Your Baby and Young Child” by Steven P. Shelov
from Caring for Your Baby and Young Child
by Steven P. Shelov
Oxford University Press, 1997

Even if an old crib is in good shape, safety standards have improved over the years, so it’s best to buy a new crib if you can.

“Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year” by Mayo Clinic
from Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby’s First Year
by Mayo Clinic
RosettaBooks, 2012

Do not use any crib manufactured prior to 1975 unless all the paint has been stripped off.

“The New Dad's Playbook: Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life” by Benjamin Watson, Meg Meeker
from The New Dad’s Playbook: Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life
by Benjamin Watson, Meg Meeker
Baker Publishing Group, 2017

• When buying a secondhand crib, it should be completely stripped and refinished before use.

“Pediatric Nursing Procedures” by Vicky R. Bowden, Cindy S. Greenberg
from Pediatric Nursing Procedures
by Vicky R. Bowden, Cindy S. Greenberg
Wolters Kluwer Health, 2015

Read reviews on cribs and check the manufacturers’ past products for safety, especially if you’re buying a “lightly used” crib.

“Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months” by John Pfeiffer
from Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months
by John Pfeiffer
Adams Media, 2011

Just investigate the model, brand, and serial number online before you use it for your baby—many cribs have been recalled over the years because they have been found unsafe.

“One Year to an Organized Life with Baby: From Pregnancy to Parenthood, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Ready for Baby and Keeping Your Fami” by Regina Leeds, Meagan Francis
from One Year to an Organized Life with Baby: From Pregnancy to Parenthood, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Ready for Baby and Keeping Your Fami
by Regina Leeds, Meagan Francis
Hachette Books, 2011

Do a search on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission Web site (www.cpsc.gov) to make sure that model hasn’t been recalled and meets the latest standards in crib safety.

“The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning” by Alicia Silverstone
from The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning
by Alicia Silverstone
Rodale Books, 2014

Also, vintage upholstery may contain outdated and thus harmful fire retardants, along with mould and other nasties; likewise never use antique furniture (especially not a crib) in a nursery.

“Happy Inside: How to harness the power of home for health and happiness” by Michelle Ogundehin
from Happy Inside: How to harness the power of home for health and happiness
by Michelle Ogundehin
Ebury Publishing, 2020

Check that your crib meets these and any updated regulations, especially if the crib is a family heirloom.

“The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-shooting Tips, and Advice on First-year Maintenance” by Louis Borgenicht, Joe Borgenicht
from The Baby Owner’s Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-shooting Tips, and Advice on First-year Maintenance
by Louis Borgenicht, Joe Borgenicht
Quirk Books, 2003

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  • In Heartlake, drop-side cribs had to have more secure drop-sides starting from April 1997, and they were completely taken off the market in December 2000. It is illegal to own one.

  • Thank you for the warning. I found this when searching ‘how to put together a Jenny Lind drop side crib’. Someone gave it to my husband for my grandchild, and it was probably from the late 90’s. I’m buying a new one. Whether it’s legal or not, the risk is not worth any amount of money.

  • We have a (cheap) Jenny Lind, drop-rail crib that made it through six children with no issues. (It was purchased at Sears in 1997.) I think the difference between our crib and these ones being recalled is that there is no plastic on our crib outside of the teething rail cap.

  • It is NOT illegal to own a drop down crib at home. You need to buy a crib immobilizer kit to fix them. (about ten bucks) The drop down cribs are not sold anymore and illegal to use in a child care facility.

  • I appreciate that you put your tips in writing on the description! Trying to get my baby to sleep so can’t watch a video right now… thank you!