Published 08/09/2010 | 14:56
Nursery furniture and décor Install safety latches on all windows or child-safe window bars that can be opened quickly and easily in the event of a fire Reduce your child's risk of allergy and help the planet by choosing organic cotton sheets.
Check out the range of anti-allergy bedding and opt for timber or lino flooring over carpet Look for a toddler, twin, or bunk bed with a smooth finish, sturdy construction, rounded edges and hardware that doesn't protrude. It should have no sharp points, and the headboard and footboard should not have cutouts of any kind Place any bed safely in the room away from windows, radiators, other heating units, wall lamps, drapery or window-blind cords. To avoid the risk of a toddler becoming trapped between the bed and a wall, place the bed with the headboard (and not the bed's side) along the wall. You can move the bed as they get older Buy the bed and mattress together so that you can be sure the mattress is the right fit. A mattress that's too short can cause gaps between itself and the foot-or headboard, which can entrap a child. Bunk-bed mattresses come in two lengths – regular and extra long. If you buy an extra-long bunk bed, you must get that size mattress If you decide to buy a twin or full-size bed, a portable bed rail can help guard your child from accidentally rolling out. Use your best judgment about when to remove the bed rail, although the age of five is typically recommended.
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