Safe Sleep Nursery Tips from renowned interior nursery designer and author, Naomi Alon Coe
So, with safety being Babyletto's #1 priority, we'll be sharing tips we gathered from the book, Your Perfect Nursery, by Naomi Alon Coe (a.k.a. @littlecrowninteriors) so you can design your own safe sleep nursery.
First, let's talk about crib safety
- When buying a crib, make sure your crib meets current safety standards (You can find this information at www.CPSC.gov). Never use a drop-side crib.
- When you've got your crib, always follow crib assembly instructions exactly and register your product so you'll be notified of any recalls or issues.
- Assemble your crib with the mattress at the highest setting when your baby is a newborn and move the mattress down as your baby grows.
- Decor items or cords should be completely out of reach from the crib.
- Cribs should not be placed too close to another piece of furniture that can help your little adventurers climb out of the crib and potentially fall.
- Your mattress should be firm and fit in the crib snugly with no gaps or spaces around the edges and crib sheets fitted tightly around the mattress.
- Your crib should be free of additional items like blankets, pillows, stuffed animals or sleep positioners and bumpers.
Decorating your nursery to be safe and beautiful
- BABY MONITOR Go for a wall mounted monitor! “The best angle for viewing is to have the monitor mounted on the wall above the crib with the camera facing straight down.”
- ELECTRICAL AND CORD SAFETY “Use spring-loaded outlet protectors in every outlet that isn’t being used. If you have a power strip, use a power strip cover. Make sure any and all cords are completely inaccessible and use wire covers or secure them to baseboards if needed.”
- WINDOWS Cribs should not be placed under a window! It exposes your baby to temperature changes, potential glass breakage, access to curtains and the risks of opening the window.
- ARTWORK & DECOR “Don’t hang anything with glass in it over the crib. Anything you do hang, no matter how lightweight, should be fully secured to the wall.”
- TIPPING SAFETY “Any furniture with drawers or shelves, or that could fall when weight is placed on it, should be attached to the wall.”
- SMOKE DETECTORS “You’ll want to make sure that your nursery has both a fully functional smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector.”
- CHOKING HAZARDS “Take some time to go through your home and find all those small items and make sure they are safely stored.”
There's more in this book
Order a copy for yourself (or a friend!) It includes an inspiring and interactive step-by-step guide on creating a safe, beautiful, functional nursery of your dreams.
Your Perfect Nursery by Naomi Coe