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Is it safe to put netting around the baby's crib? Michelle Ainsworth Due June 18; Huntsville, Ontario 4 posts
1st Jun '13

I tried to add an image example (not actual netting) of the netting I'm talking about so I hope it works. It's the standard netting that people put around their beds.



I live in the Muskoka's in Ontario and this year there is a crazy amount of mosquitoes due to recent flooding in the area. Even though we try to keep them out of the house we are still getting bombarded with them.



I am due any day now and I do not want my newborn to be exposed to mosquitoes, especially when he is sleeping.



Is it safe to put netting around the baby's crib? Obviously I wouldn't have it in the crib or where the baby can suffocate from it, the netting will be around the outside of the crib, encompassing it.



Please help!

RonniG Due July 19; 1 child; Plentywood, Montana 1996 posts
1st Jun '13

I feel like traditional mosquito net would be a strangulation hazard. But maybe something like this.. images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQzfjrDSEos8HAjxuUej1L

Michelle Ainsworth Due June 18; Huntsville, Ontario 4 posts
1st Jun '13

Thanks! Do you know where I can get that? I live in the north and there are not a lot of stores. I can order it though...I'll look online and see what I can find as well :)

RonniG Due July 19; 1 child; Plentywood, Montana 1996 posts
1st Jun '13

Amazon has something very similar to this for like $10.. Not sure if you can order from them or not.

user banned Due November 7; 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
1st Jun '13
Quoting RonniG:" Amazon has something very similar to this for like $10.. Not sure if you can order from them or not."

amazon.ca is for canada =)

Michelle Ainsworth Due June 18; Huntsville, Ontario 4 posts
5th Jun '13

I've since done a lot of research and not sure if netting is a good idea regardless.. even if you secure it well there is always the possibility (slight but possible) of the netting falling into the crib, etc. and I don't think I want to risk it. I'll probably just go on a mission and kill all the mosquitoes in my house (there are a million so I have my work cut out for me). It's a terrible year for them up north where I live.



Thanks everyone for your replies!

joseph007 Northampton, United Kingdom 32 posts
5th Aug

Keeping your baby safe at all times is one of your greatest concerns and responsibilities..If you choose to use mosquito netting around the crib or bed, check it carefully for potential hazards and remove it immediately if your child could get tangled in it or pull it down on himself.The baby crib you buy should have at least 2 height positions for the mattress. Some higher end models will have 3 height levels which is a nice bonus feature.