Safety Precautions to Follow in Setting Up a Baby Swing Set
While baby swing sets have what it takes to keep your baby happy and bubbling, they have also got inherent risks. As harmless as a baby swing may seem, refusing to take safety measures, ignoring warning signs and just being careless can result in fatalities that drains the joy of seeing your baby rock.
You don’t want to make the innocent infant suffer terrible shocks or lose it to domestic accident on the baby swing set owing to gross negligence and a care-free attitude to ensuring your babies safety at all times on the baby crib set.
If you must avert and forestall accidents, paying attention to details and leaving nothing to chance is of extreme importance. Here are a few safety measures you should take before exciting your baby on the baby swing.
Always Check to Ensure Firm Seat Restraints
There are chances that over time, as your baby swings, restraint fittings can become lax. You don’t want your baby slipping out right?
So you just must ensure that the grid of harness and straps that keeps your baby in place while the baby swinger set rocks remains tight and snugly fitting around your baby’s body. For newborns, harnesses on both the back rest and sit should be inspected for firmness and tightness.
Babies above 3 months would do just fine with snug fitting firm straps and harness around their hip and crotch. You must watch out for excessively tight straps and harness, though. The whole idea is to keep your baby secured and comfortable as the baby swing set rocks.
Abide by Weight and Age Specifications
Every baby swing set comes with instructions on the recomended weight and age of baby it was designed. Once your baby is above this age, it is only in the interest of your baby’s safety to stop putting your baby in such baby swinger.
Once a baby’s weight exceeds the capacity of a baby swings weight bearing strength, it increases the chances of one or two parts of the swing snapping. This can cause bodily harm to your baby and condemn the baby swing in the process.
Always Keep the Baby Swing in Sight
Even after doing all to ensure your baby is safe in the baby swing set, do not assume that’s all!
You just cant rule out sudden occurrences that could threaten your babies safety from happening. When they do occur, its important to be able to respond immediately to your babies call for help. You only would be able to do that if you are close-by, when you think everything is in perfect order.
Make Sure to Set the Seat Recline Angle Just Right for Your Baby
If your baby is below three months, it is not old enough to sustain a sitting position. They have also not got body balance at this age. If you must make such baby swing in a baby swing set, its safe to recline the seat to such an angle that makes easy for the baby to rest its back. Preferably a 180 degree recline horizontal angle that makes the baby lie on its back is recommended.
Do not just stop here, to stress it again, ensure that the harness and straps lock firmly and fit snugly to secure the baby at the upper and lower part of the seat. If your baby is old enough to sit upright, do adjust the recline angle such that the baby’s back rest on the seat while sitting up as the swing sways.
Of course also, make sure the baby is held in place by tense straps and harnesses.
Choose a Safe Place to Position Your Baby Swing
Where you place a baby swing set plays a huge role in the safety of your baby. Certain places are not just good enough for you to place your baby’s swing set.
In a room which could be the babies’ nursery or your bedroom, it is better to place the baby swing in one corner with baby furniture’s than to place them in the center of your room where you can run into them as you move around.
Passages, slopes and places of higher pedestal are also not good locations for your baby swing. Do not also place your babies swing set in any part of your home where there is visibility barrier between you and your baby’s swing set when your baby is having a nice time rocking in there.
For example avoid placing your baby at the other side of a partition even if it is transparent. You must set up the swing within touching distance such that all that you need to reach your baby in a case of an emergency is to stretch out your arms.
Also, do not allow anything that can topple or pollute the baby swing in the immediate environment of where you would be placing it.
For you and your baby to live the happy ever after life, after purchasing a baby swing, it is pertinent that you bear these safety measures in mind.