If space is of an essence then a mini crib is a great alternative to a “full-size” crib. While small in size, many of today’s mini cribs can hold their own when compared to their full-size counterparts; some can even convert to a twin bed! If you do decide on a mini crib we hope that you find these tips helpful.
Tips for selecting product:
- Slats on a mini crib should be no more than 2 3/8” apart
- Choose a mini crib with the correct recommended height and weight for your child
- Be sure to check for convertibility
Tips for use:
- Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions
- Do not add padding or other objects inside the mini crib, which may permit your child to climb out
- Always provide the supervision necessary for the continued safety of your child.
- Infants can suffocate in gaps between a mattress too small or too thick and the sides, or on soft bedding. Never add a pillow, comforter or extra padding. Use only the mattress/pad provided by the manufacturer.
- NEVER place the crib near a window, draperies, blinds, or wall mounted decorative accessories with long cords.
- Never suspend strings over cribs or attach strings to toys.
- Don’t tie items across the top of the mini crib as they can entangle a baby and cause strangulation.