This is because babies need to move around, and explore their surroundings. Letting them stay inside a play pen for long periods of time can potentially stall their development.
4. Avoid adding stuffed toys or pillows
It’s not uncommon for moms and dads to add stuffed toys or pillows to decorate their baby’s play pen. However, this is a bad idea, as these things can potentially serve as choking hazards for babies.
It’s also possible for babies to use these toys to climb out of their play pen, and potentially hurt themselves.
Ideally, play pens should have very few to no toys at all in order to prevent accidents from occurring.
5. Always check if the play pen has any damage
Over time, play pens can get damaged or some defects might appear. These can be a cause for accidents, so parents need to regularly check their baby’s play pen.
See if there are any exposed sharp points or metal parts. Padding that has been damaged or foam that has been exposed can also cause harm to babies.
6. Don’t set it near an open window, door, or stairs
It’s also important to take into consideration where you’re placing your baby’s play pen. Don’t place it near doors, open windows, or stairs, as this can potentially lead to accidents.