Most parents-to-be think about many things when they design their nursery, but changing table safety is often toward the bottom of the list. If it is included at all, it is not a very serious priority, although it should be. A safe changing table is very important for your baby, as your baby will be spending time there several times a day, every day.
Changing table safety straps are often overlooked, but should be checked daily before you strap your baby in for changing. The most important steps are preventative maintenance and daily testing. Pull each strap, and extend fully, to check for tears, weak points, shredded places, holes, or other potential problems. Give the strap a good yank on each side from time to time to test for strength.
We look at crib safety frequently, but change table safety should be another top priority, because baby spends so much time there on a frequent basis. Like bath safety and car safety, changing table safety should be carefully researched before you choose one for your nursery. Use tools such as search engines to check for recall notices or problems with any specific brands, and be careful what company you order from.
Changing table safety does not have to be the most important part of your search, but should definitely rank high. Even if you choose to go with a collection that features a changing table, and the entire collection is well liked and considered safe, you should check for any information that has been released regarding product safety and recalls. After all, you really cannot be too careful where your precious children are concerned.
Your baby’s changing table should have straps that fasten in the middle to keep him or her from rolling off. This may not seem like a huge concern in the beginning, but time flies and baby will be moving around before you know it. Changing table safety has to be important from the start, so that when the time comes around for baby to start moving, you will be ready with the tools you need to protect your baby.