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A safely made baby bed

Everything is almost ready. The baby's room is finished, all the clothes are hanging in the closet and the bedding has been washed. Ready to make up the crib or cot for the little sprout. But how exactly do you do that?

Follow these five steps

A crib or cot bed can be made in a safe way in the following 5 steps:

Step 1 
Start with the waterproof fitted sheet by putting it around the mattress or place the sheet protector over the mattress.

Step 2
Put the fitted sheet over this and make sure you tuck it in at the sides. Always smooth the surface so that there is no risk of suffocation.

Step 3
Now fold the muslin diaper diagonally in half and place it on the place of your baby's head. This catches any spit and drool. Handy, because if you put down a new one every day, you don't have to change the entire bed every time. Make sure it is also tight and tucked in at the sides.

Step 4

Take the bed sheet and the blanket and place them on top of each other. Let the sheet come out about 20 cm from under the blanket and turn this part over. This way there is an edge of sheet over the blanket.

Step 5 
When making the bed, make sure your baby's feet are almost against the footboard. You pull all that remains from the sheet and blanket tight.

Safely making the bed

It doesn't matter whether you make up a crib or a cot. The most important thing for both is that you make it 'short'. This means that your baby's feet are almost against the foot end. This way you know for sure that your little one will be safe in the bed. Your baby cannot slide down, which makes sure he does not disappear under the bedding.

Tuck in tight

Always tuck the bedding in tightly at the sides and the foot end. This prevents your baby from turning and from lying in a position that obstructs breathing. Of course, your little one can't turn back (well) on its own yet. Additional advantage: tucked in bedding gives a sense of security and safety.

Pay attention

Do not put loose things such as stuffed animals, pads or head protectors in the bed. Your baby can roll against it, causing to obstruct the breathing.  

Do you use a molton sheet protector? These do not breathe well, so make sure that it is low in the bed and not at the height of the head.  

Make sure there is no more than a finger's width between the bed edges and the mattress.  

Do not use sleeping bag straps. These can cause dangerous situations.  

Is your baby moving around in bed and is he becoming more mobile? Then it's time for a sleeping bag. The blanket and sheet are then no longer necessary.