If you are still using the bed surround for your baby, it is recommended to remove it immediately

time:2022-12-02 06:32:27source:monlittlebaby.com author:Baby bones
If you are still using the bed surround for your baby, it is recommended to remove it immediately

In order to prevent children from falling off the bed, mothers have tried their best. The most common method is to install a fence beside the adult bed, thinking that this is foolproof. Can you really sit back and relax with a fence installed? In 2020, an 11-month-old baby in Changsha was stuck between the bed and the bed surround and suffocated to death; the same thing happened in Yiwu, where the nanny neglected to take care of him and put the 7-month-old child on the bed surround There was no guardian, causing the child to suffocate to death, and was convicted of wrongful death. In 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) publicly stated that protective pads should not be used in cribs and recommended that the product be banned nationwide. Why just stop it? Asphyxiation death in 2007, "Journal of Pediatrics" published a study, among 27 cases of infant suffocation caused by the bedside, 11 cases were caused by suffocation because the face was covered; 13 cases were because the child was squeezed against the bedside and other choking between things, such as mattresses or pillows; and in 3 cases strangulation by ropes securing the perimeter of the bed. Whether it's the protective pads of the crib or the perimeter of the large bed, there is a risk of suffocation. In 2020, the Product Quality Supervision Department of the State Administration for Market Regulation, for the quality and safety risk monitoring of infant bedside fence products, among the 50 batches of samples, 48 ​​batches of samples have holes and gaps in the structural safety that pose the risk of suffocation on the head of infants and young children. 96% of all samples. No matter whether it is three or four sides of the bed with the hands and feet, it needs to be built, and there will be more or less gaps at the border of each guardrail, and this gap will become a "killer" for children to be injured. Children's hands and feet are relatively small, and it is easy to get stuck in these gaps. If you encounter a poor-quality bed surround product, the gap is larger, and the fingers of adults may be caught, let alone children. Turning out the bed surround will have a certain height. After children learn to walk, they are easy to jump on the bed, grow taller, and even climb on the bed surround and turn out, resulting in a fall. Many parents who have been injured by falling out of the bed have said that if they knew this earlier, it would be better not to have the bed. Among the 50 batches of samples sampled by the State Quality Supervision Bureau, 38 batches did not indicate the height range of mattress usage, resulting in a low fence height and the risk of falling. Many parents will say, what if the child falls off when the bed is not installed? Sleeping in a separate crib is safest. Buy a crib that meets safety standards for your child. The mattress of the crib should also be adjusted with the child's growth and development to ensure that the child cannot turn over when he stands up. There are a few more things to pay attention to when using a crib: ▶Do not put too many quilts, pillows or plush toys on the bed to reduce the risk of suffocation and sudden death. ▶ Try to let the child sleep on his back, the risk of sleeping on the stomach is 1.7 to 12.9 times higher than sleeping on the back. Of course, if your child can roll over freely, don't interfere too much with their sleeping position. ▶If it is inconvenient to use a baby crib, if you want to sleep in a big bed with your parents, you must clean up the extra bedding, pillows, blankets and other items on the bed to avoid covering the child's mouth and nose; ▶Or put a soft sponge pad around the bed , thick blankets, etc. The price of the current bed surround is not low. It is recommended that parents who have already bought it must check whether there is a gap, whether there is a risk of being caught or stuck. If there are these problems, it should be removed, and don’t wait until an accident happens. regret again. One last point to emphasize: whether you use a bed surround or a crib, make sure that an adult is nearby to take care of the child when the baby is sleeping. Don't "entrust" your child to the bedside and do other things. The safety of children is no small matter, and any protection is not as good as adult care.
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