5 Nursery Safety Tips


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Changing Table Safety

You'd be amazed at how quickly a baby can roll off a changing table.
You'd be amazed at how quickly a baby can roll off a changing table.
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Your changing table should be comfortable for both you (the right height) and your baby (soft and comfy). Many new tables have padded mats, but if you're using an older table, you can use your own soft surface like a folded blanket or towel. For safety's sake, it should also have rails to keep your infant contained while she flails and kicks. For extra protection, add a changing pad that has a safety belt attached to it, so you can strap your baby to the pad if they have a tendency to roll during changings. If you get a hand me down table, give it a good once-over to make sure there are no exposed splinters, staples or nails and that the paint or stain is in good shape.