I recently bought a crib quilt as a gift for a baby shower. Nobody could be more concerned about child safety than I am but I think some of the ideas today are a bit … unhinged. There are dire warnings from some “experts” about crib quilts because they might cause SIDS. Really? Are you kidding me? I strongly suspect that SIDS is an organic issue and has a lot more to do with the vaccines they’re pumping into our kids than a piece of cloth.
Why Buy A Crib Quilt?
* We want our children to feel as comfortable as possible.
* We want to help them develop as quickly as they are able.
* We want to surround them with beautiful and colorful objects in order to stimulate their senses.
That’s why most of us eventually get one of the crib quilts, even after receiving several warnings about the danger of SIDS. After all, quilts have been used for centuries – if they posed any significant threat to children, we would know by now.
How to Avoid The Danger of SIDS?
Despite its dreadful name, SIDS is not any mysterious illness. The syndrome is usually caused by strings or blankets that wrapped themselves around children’s neck or faces and cause suffocation. However you don’t have to avoid sheets, blankets or crib quilts – you only have to be aware of one issue. Never place crib quilts higher than kids’ shoulders. Below the shoulders is perfectly safe while over the shoulders is potentially dangerous
Colors and Patterns of Crib Quilts
Many people think that the more complicated crib quilts’ pattern is, the better. The truth is that the colors are much more important than the pattern. Infants do not perceive shapes the way we do – their world consists mostly of colors. Crib quilts should be as colorful as possible, with only one exception: no red. Too much red might make a child nervous.