To be sure to select the right baby bed, pay attention to its comfort, development, and of course, its safety. Our advice. When buying a crib, your eyes should be on three points of attention. His bed must be comfortable to ensure a good rest. It must also be adapted to its needs and not hinder its proper development. And of course, it must be secured according to the standards in force. We suggest visiting this link to browse more comfortable beds for your family.
The baby bed must be marked with the indication EN 716, the European standard. Choose a bed that has no risk of pinching fingers, toes, or limbs. Pay attention to the dimensions, so as not to crush the head or neck of your little one. Likewise, its safety rules prevent all risks of suffocation or strangulation. Whether you buy in-store or online, always check for mention of this standard or consult the ONE brochure.
HOW TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF A BABY BED?
Check out our list of things to check when choosing the bed for your baby.
The crib should be 90-140cm long and at least 55cm wide. It is important to allow a minimum of 20 cm between the size of your baby and that of his bed.
The bottom of the bed should be made of a slatted panel, a grid, or a perforated plate. The distance between the slats cannot exceed 6 cm and, in the case of a grid, the openings cannot exceed a diameter of 8.5 cm. In addition, the distance between the edge and the structure of the bed cannot be more than 2.5 cm. If the bed has an adjustable bottom, check the strength of the padlock. In this case, the lowest position is the safest because your baby can always roll over, pivot, stand up and get out of bed! Keep in mind that, in the highest position, the distance between the box spring and the top of the bed should be at least 30 cm, 60 cm in the lowest position.
HE SIDE WALLS
The ideal is to opt for a four-walled bed with bars. In a bed with only two walls fitted with bars, however, ventilation is sufficient, provided they are not placed against a wall. Partitions should be at least 60 cm high from the base of the bed. The distance between the bars should be between 4.5 and 6.5 cm. They should always be attached to the bottom of the bed, not halfway. If the bed is equipped with folding walls, make sure that they are provided with a security system: the locks can only be opened by two simultaneous actions. When your child grows up, it is possible to give him the possibility to get out of bed himself, by opening one of the sides. But of course, it must not be possible for him to remove the bars from the bed.
A crib can have four fixed feet, two fixed and two wheels, or four wheels, then be equipped with a locking system. If the bed is made of wood, make sure there are no splinters and favor beech. If it is made of metal, it must be constructed of stainless steel, scratch-resistant, free of toxic products and lead. Take the time to carefully check that the coating is smooth and that there are no dangerous protrusions, edges, or sharp screws. The screw holes can have a maximum diameter of 0.7 cm and a maximum depth of 1 cm. Cover the screws and nails with plastic plugs and make sure that any small parts cannot come loose from the assembly. If the bed is broken or parts are missing, use only the manufacturer’s replacement parts. Baby cots are built and tested by experts and the slightest modification brings a risk of instability, spare parts, or any other danger that threatens your little Loulou.