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Choosing a Safe Crib for Your Baby

Before you bring home your new baby, it is important to gather everything you need to provide a safe, loving home for your precious addition to the family. This way, you can prepare the baby’s room before you devote all of your time to your new child. One of the most important parts of the baby’s room is the crib, where your child will spend both naps and nighttime for eighteen to twenty-four months.

Thus, when you are choosing a crib, you must be very careful about the safety of this furniture. Recently, several cribs have been recalled for being dangerous. If your child has been harmed due to a faulty crib, you should not let this terrible negligence go unpunished. To discuss your legal options, contact a knowledgeable Stevens Point product liability attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.

Important Characteristics of Cribs

When you are crib shopping, you are probably looking at both form and function. There are several different styles of cribs, some that have drop sides and some that can later convert into regular beds. However, before you choose your new baby’s crib, you should double-check these important safety features:

  • Make sure the slats have less than 2.5 inches of space between them
  • Measure to see if the top of the railing is at least 26 inches above the mattress height
  • Check if the mattress fits snugly inside the crib so that your child cannot get stuck
  • If the crib has drop sides, make sure a child cannot undo the locking mechanism
  • Look for areas of wear, such as splintering rails or sharp objects

Sometimes, manufacturing defects and other problems can make your baby’s crib unsafe. If your child has been hurt by a faulty crib, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help you give your baby the medical attention that he or she needs.

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Cribs should be a child’s haven, a nest where he or she can relax and sleep. However, if a crib defect hurts your baby, you child may suffer from physical and emotional distress for a long period of time. If your child has been injured by a defective crib, contact a Stevens Point product liability lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 for a free case evaluation.