Improving workplace health & safety through collaboration

Articles Choosing Safe Baby Products - Changing Tables

Choosing Safe Baby Products - Changing Tables

Principal Author / Publisher:Safetyhow Admin
Article Rating:
Body
Generally, you can choose from three kinds of changing tables:  
  1. wooden ones with guardrails
  2. fold-up models
  3. hinged chest adapters
Hinged chest adapters are not recommended — dressers with these adapters have toppled over when a baby's weight was placed close to the outer edge.   Babies can get hurt if they fall off changing tables, so they should always be watched closely.   What to look for:   Wooden changing tables with rails are usually the least likely to sway or tip over when a baby pulls on them from the floor.   Fold-up models should be checked for sturdiness: When the table is open, give it a good shake.   A wire changing table should have a wide base so that a baby can't pull it over on top of himself or herself from the floor.   The table should have shelves or compartments for storing everything you'll need. This prevents you from taking your eyes off your baby while you look for that hard-to-find item. You should keep supplies within your reach, but out of the baby's reach, since many diaper supplies are dangerous for babies.   A flat changing surface should be surrounded on all four sides by a guardrail, which should be at least 2 inches (5 centimeters) in height. The surface should be lower in the middle than on the sides, which helps keep the baby from rolling from side to side.   SAFETY NOTES:   Use the safety belt every time you change your baby.   Never leave your infant unattended even if you think he or she is secure.   Stop using your changing table when your baby reaches the age or weight limit recommended by the manufacturer, which is typically age 2, or 30 pounds (13,607 grams).    
  • 1vaeb751191a4a0842c0fd14a938c2ce5c.jpg

References
Article Rating

This article has been read 135 times.

DISCLAIMER: All contents published on this website is for informational purposes only. In as much as we encourage write-ups to be originally written by the claimed authors, we might not be able to control those who will try to copy articles from other authors/writers. In view of the above, the owner and management of Safetyhow.com will not be liable for any loses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of the contents herein. Likewise, the owner and management will not be liable for any errors or omissions in the information stated. Furthermore, we highly recommend that any form of plagiarism or libel committed as a result or implication of the articles written by any specific author in this platform be reported to us immediately so that appropriate action will be given.

BROWSE ARTICLE BY CATEGORY

BROWSE ARTICLE BY INDUSTRY