When is it safe to use a crib?
From left: A box with crib covers, a crib in a box, and a crib on a shelf, all in a Walmart store.
It’s no surprise the crib covers are a bit bulky, and the boxy cribs are also bulky.
But what is surprising is how quickly people are moving to cribs that don’t require as much effort to get out of bed and get on the floor.
Walmart says the company’s newest cribs offer a “more ergonomic, functional, and fun experience.”
In an effort to promote the products, Walmart will be rolling out the new products at select stores and online, according to a statement.
The new cribs have been tested by employees in stores in a variety of conditions, and Walmart says they have “been consistently rated as the safest cribs available for toddlers.”
For those looking to buy a crib for their own child, a good place to start is by reading up on crib safety before you buy.
To start, the National Council on Health, Safety and Welfare (NCHS) recommends cribs be kept in a place that is at least 12 inches (30 centimeters) above the floor and is away from people and other children, or away from windows and doors, according the NCHS.
It is recommended cribs should be kept at least 24 inches (60 centimeters) from other children and pets, and 24 inches away from any furniture or other items.
The NCHs also suggests using a crib with a mattress and a blanket that is more than 6 inches (15 centimeters) high and less than 6 feet (1.7 meters) long.