The crib is a safe haven for infants that have yet to learn to escape over the rails and shimmy down the side of the crib, but what about toddlers that have learned this little trick? Rather than parents being concerned about the child becoming hurt in a midnight attempt to escape, the parent may want to begin to research crib tents, as a way to keep the toddler safe in the crib throughout the night, reassuring peace of mind in the parents throughout the evening.
Are crib tents safe? Crib tents are simply applied over the crib and can ensure that the infant remains in the tent through nap time, and even overnight. Though the entire crib is covered, the fabric is often raised over the tent to ensure that the child is still able to stand up and move freely around the crib. Crib tents are created from mesh and therefore do not put the child in danger of being unable to breathe while in the tent.
Crib tents are secured to each of the sides of the crib and traditionally have an opening in the front of the crib, to allow the parent to place the child in the crib. Once the child has been placed in the crib, the tent can be closed and the parent can ensure that the child is not going to be able to get out of the crib and fall, or become hurt through the night.
Crib tents are safe ensuring that they have not been recalled. To learn about models that have been recalled, there are many consumer report websites that are updated daily with the various pieces of baby gear and other children’s related items that are recalled. Doing a search before buying used crib tents or even before using those that have been inherited from friends and family members is a great way to ensure that you are going to keep the child safe while using the crib tent.
Lastly, ensuring that the tent has been installed correctly over the tent can help the child to remain safe while in it. Using the instructions provided while installing the crib can ensure that the child is not going to slip out of a poorly installed tent and become hurt.