Getting your child a play yard is one of the smartest things that you, as a parent, can do for your child. It allows them to have fun and be safe at the same time, allowing you to handle other duties as a parent. What could be better? How about adding a Coverplay Slip Cover to it? Coverplay’s slip covers are great for making play pens much more aesthetic and for preventing germs. Keeping kids healthy is always in-style with Coverplay! However, to make sure you get the best out of your baby play yard, here are some safety suggestions to follow:
Safety and Play Yards
- The play yard should not have any sharp edges. This factor should be ensured not only at the time of purchasing the baby play yard, but also from time to time, once your baby starts using it. Sharp edges can be quite dangerous.
- It is also necessary to keep making occasional thorough checks of the play yard mesh fabric. Make sure that it stays free of any excessive wear or tear. In case wear or tear does happen, mend it immediately, or if required get it replaced. You don’t want them to tear it down even more or start fussing with it, do you?! Maintaining the play yard well is a good practice.
- If you have opted for a play yard that has been made out of wood, make sure that the wooden slates of the play yard are not more than 3/8 to 2 inches apart. Slates that are too wide apart allow them to slip out of the yard easily, or sometimes get trapped as they make an attempt to slip out.
- Though you would obviously like to fill up the yard with toys, avoid placing of too many padded objects that can be easily stacked. This helps to ensure that they do not stack up the toys to climb up on them to escape from the play yard. The worst case scenario is when the baby makes and attempt to climb out, and falls down instead, getting hurt.
- Avoid the use of hanging strings. They pose the risk of causing suffocation to children, especially the much younger ones. Even if they do not really cause suffocation, they can sometimes be extremely irritating.
- Generally it is better to avoid the use of loose bedding in the play yard as far as possible. They are messy and cause unnecessary trouble to them during their play time. Also, in the case of younger children, loose bedding can even cause suffocation.