Are cribs made with lead paint?
Older cribs may have paint that is lead-based. Babies can get lead poisoning from chewing and gnawing on a crib with lead-based paint.
Is paint on cribs toxic?
Although we do not recommend chewing on our products, the paint used is non-toxic and will not harm your child. If you would like to avoid your child chewing on their crib, several companies manufacture crib rail protectors that you can purchase.
How do I know if my crib has lead paint?
Look for any sharp points or edges (such as those on protruding rivets, nuts, bolts and knobs), and any wood surfaces that have splits, splinters or cracks. Lead paint was outlawed in the United States in 1978, so painted cribs made before this year should be tested for lead, or avoided altogether.
When did they stop using lead paint in cribs?
At first, doctors merely recommended that the children be closely supervised and prevented from chewing on cribs and toys. However, in the 1930s, lead paint began to be eliminated from cribs, toys, and other products commonly used by children.
Is it safe to paint baby furniture?
Natural or water-based paints that are “Zero-VOC” and non-toxic are safe for your baby and can be used to paint baby cribs, baby furniture or the nursery. Unfortunately, most commercially available paints contain “Volatile Organic Compounds” or “VOCs” from which you must steer clear.
Is IKEA crib paint safe for babies?
IKEA baby toys do not contain any accessible small parts that can be swallowed or inhaled. All holes are sized and shaped to prevent fingers from getting stuck, and we only use safe, non-toxic paints and lacquer that are okay for babies to chew on.
Is it safe to build your own crib?
DIY baby cribs can be just as safe, sturdy and beautiful as store bought options. Nothing is too good for your baby, so why do you settle for cribs that are made by companies you don’t even know? They’re tested for safety, but often times are less safe than solid cribs you can make yourself.