When you put your baby down for a nap or a night’s sleep, you want to rest easy knowing they’re safe. The good news is that you have control of your baby’s sleep environment and can protect them by choosing safe cribs and promoting healthy sleep habits.
Natart, Nest, and Tulip Juvenile are committed to safe sleep, with many safety protocols and certifications to ensure that all of our furniture promotes safe environments. Let’s discuss what the research tells us about safe cribs and sleeping environments for babies – plus, how our brands meet these needs.
What Makes For A Safe Sleep Environment?
There are a few simple but key factors to consider when creating healthy sleep habits for your baby. Per the American Academy of Pediatrics, it’s safest to:
- Put your infant to sleep on their back.
- Keep your infant in their own sleep space without any other people.
- Use a bassinet, crib, or portable crib with a flat, firm mattress and a fitted sheet.
- Avoid keeping pillows, loose blankets, toys, bumpers, or any other loose items in the sleep space.
- Avoid letting your baby sleep in a swing, car seat (when not in car), couch, or armchair during sleep.
There are several regulations in place to ensure that furniture designed for babies is safe. They set specific rules around design and materials. For example, a recent revision to the Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act banned certain protrusions on footboards as they may catch on a baby’s clothing and cause a choking hazard.
Regulatory organizations are always updating regulations, so it’s best to buy a new crib rather than buying a used crib or using a friend’s old crib. As long as you buy from a trusted brand like Natart, you can find peace of mind knowing that the manufacturer followed strict safety regulations for safe cribs.
Promoting a Conducive Sleeping Environment
Natart, Nest, and Tulip brands all meet or exceed the mandatory and voluntary crib safety standards set by:
- The American Society for Testing Materials
- The Consumer Product Safety Commission
- The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
- Health Canada
- The Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act
By meeting these standards, our furniture has extensive safety features. For example, our cribs feature buttonless headboards to avoid any possible choking hazards. The headboards and footboards on our cribs lack any dangerous protrusions. We even perform a safety test on the corners of our cribs to ensure that there’s no possibility of catching or entanglement.
Plus, we’re committed to health when it comes to materials. All Natart, Tulip, and Nest cribs, beds, and furniture are Greenguard Gold Certified for extremely low VOCs and other harmful chemicals. That means our cribs are made out of the best materials to protect your baby’s developing body.
When you put your baby down to sleep, you want to know that they have a safe sleep environment. That means using a firm mattress with a fitted sheet, removing the sleeping area of any loose items, and laying them on their back. It also means that their crib’s construction meets or exceeds current safety standards. By encouraging healthy sleep habits and providing your baby with a safe crib, you ensure that their growing mind and body are protected.
You can shop freely with Natart, Nest, and Tulip. All of our products, including cribs and dressers, meet strict safety guidelines when it comes to construction and materials. Not to mention, they’re all designed with style in mind!