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Creating a Safe Nursery

Creating a Safe Nursery

May 28th 2024

Welcoming a new baby into your home is an exciting and joyous occasion, and creating a safe, comfortable nursery is one of the most important tasks you’ll undertake as a new parent. At Sam and Sab Baby Store, we understand the importance of a well-prepared nursery, so we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help you design a space that’s not only adorable but also safe for your little one.

1. Choose the Right Location

When selecting a room for the nursery, consider its proximity to your bedroom. You’ll want to be close enough to hear your baby during the night. Ensure the room is quiet, well-ventilated, and receives natural light.

2. Focus on a Safe Sleep Environment

The crib is the centerpiece of any nursery. Here’s how to ensure it’s safe:

  • Crib Safety Standards: Make sure the crib meets the latest safety standards. The slats should be no more than 2 3/8 inches apart to prevent your baby from getting stuck.
  • Mattress: The mattress should be firm and fit snugly within the crib, with no gaps around the edges. Use a fitted sheet designed for the crib’s dimensions.
  • Bedding: Keep the crib free of pillows, blankets, and stuffed animals. These items can pose suffocation risks. Instead, use a sleep sack or wearable blanket for warmth.

3. Safe Furniture and Layout

Arrange the nursery with safety in mind:

  • Secure Furniture: Anchor heavy furniture, such as dressers and bookshelves, to the wall to prevent tipping. Use anti-tip straps or brackets.
  • Changing Table: If you have a changing table, ensure it has safety straps and raised sides to prevent your baby from rolling off. Keep all diapering supplies within arm’s reach but out of the baby’s reach.
  • Cord Safety: Keep cords from blinds, curtains, and electronics out of reach to prevent strangulation hazards. Use cord winders or cleats to secure them.

4. Electrical Safety

Babies are naturally curious, so it’s crucial to baby-proof all electrical outlets and cords:

  • Outlet Covers: Use outlet covers or safety plugs to prevent little fingers from exploring electrical sockets.
  • Cord Management: Tuck away and secure any loose cords to avoid tripping hazards and potential electrocution risks.

5. Monitor and Control the Environment

Maintain a comfortable and safe environment in the nursery:

  • Temperature: Keep the room at a comfortable temperature, ideally between 68-72°F (20-22°C). Use a room thermometer to monitor the temperature.
  • Humidifier: Consider using a humidifier to maintain proper humidity levels, especially during dry seasons, to keep your baby comfortable.
  • Baby Monitor: A baby monitor allows you to keep an eye (and ear) on your baby from another room. Choose a monitor with clear audio and video quality.

6. Keep the Nursery Clean and Toxin-Free

Ensure the nursery is a healthy space for your baby:

  • Non-Toxic Paint: Use low-VOC or zero-VOC paint for the nursery walls to reduce exposure to harmful fumes.
  • Clean Regularly: Dust and clean the nursery regularly to maintain a healthy environment. Use baby-safe cleaning products to avoid harsh chemicals.
  • Air Quality: Avoid using air fresheners and scented candles. Instead, opt for natural air purifiers like plants that are safe for babies.

7. Emergency Preparedness

Be prepared for emergencies by having the following in place:

  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in or near the nursery and test them regularly.
  • First Aid Kit: Keep a well-stocked first aid kit in the nursery or nearby.
  • Emergency Numbers: Have emergency contact numbers, including your pediatrician’s, readily accessible.


Creating a safe nursery is about more than just aesthetics; it’s about providing a secure and nurturing environment for your baby to grow and thrive. By following these tips, you can ensure that your little one’s nursery is as safe as it is cozy and welcoming.

At Sam and Sab Baby Store, we offer a wide range of products to help you create the perfect nursery. From cribs and mattresses to safety accessories, we’ve got everything you need to make your baby’s room a haven of comfort and safety.