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Crib Safety

{What to Know} {What to Do}

  • To prevent suffocation, never place pillows or thick quilts in a baby’s sleep environment.
  • Be sure your crib is properly and securely put together. If you are unsure about how to set up the crib, call the manufacturer for help.
  • Make sure there are no gaps larger than two fingers between the sides of the crib and the mattress, so that your infant does not get trapped between the mattress and the side of the crib.
  • Do not use cribs that are more than 10 years old, drop side cribs, or broken cribs. There is a risk of infants getting their heads trapped between broken or loose slats.
  • Set up play yards properly according to the directions. Do not add extra padding, and use only the mattress pad that came with the play yard.
  • Because of the strangulation hazard, keep lamp cords, monitor cords, blinds and curtain cords away from children’s sleeping areas and play yards.

Content Last Modified on 3/9/2017 12:35:07 PM