Nursery Rugs - The Importance of Comfort and Safety
While new parents are usually most concerned about nursery rugs matching the design theme of the nursery, there are more important considerations when buying baby rugs. Kids rugs are meant to be soft and safe. Rather than only considering design, think about safety and comfort when buying area rugs for the nursery.
Say you find the perfect scatter rug for your nursery. If, however, you have carpet on the floor, you may want to skip the scatter rugs and throw rugs. While they would make great wall hangings, these rugs are often a safety hazard on carpet. Any scatter rug, throw rug, or other area rug placed on top of carpet - even with a rug pad between - can potentially trip someone. If you are carrying your baby in your arms while walking onto this rug, the last thing you want to do is fall.
Beware of too much fringe on rugs in a nursery. Once your baby starts to crawl, they start to grip and pull. Fringe can be pulled out of rugs and swallowed. Because rug fringe can cause choking, it should be avoided.
It is important to buy thickly padded rugs for a nursery. More comfortable area rugs will cut down on foot and leg fatigue for mom and dad, and these rugs also provide a softer place to fall when baby is learning to walk.
No baby or toddler should ever be left alone on the floor of rooms with area rugs. In using the rug to try to pull them up, they could cause furniture to fall on top of them.
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