Crib Safety Information

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The following guidelines are in compliance with the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s published Crib Safety Tips for infants under 12 months of age.  

 

MATTRESSES & BEDDING

 

Babies from birth to age 12 months should be placed on their BACKS when sleeping to avoid the potential risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and suffocation.

The crib mattress should be firm and should fit snugly so your baby cannot get trapped between the mattress and the crib.

Use only a fitted bottom sheet that is specifically made for crib use.

 

Place your baby with her/his FEET at the FOOT of the crib and tuck a thin blanket around the sides of the crib mattress, covering your baby ONLY up to his CHEST.

For proper air circulation around your baby’s face, do not place decorative pillows or stuffed animals in the crib while your baby is sleeping.

 

When your child is able to pull up to a standing position, you should remove the crib bumpers so that he doesn’t climb on them and risk falling out of the crib.

MATTRESS HEIGHT AT BIRTH

 

The mattress can be set at its highest position for ease of putting your baby in the crib.

 

Once your baby is able to SIT UP, the mattress should be LOWERED to the lowest position for safety.

 

Once your baby is able to pull up to a STANDING position, the mattress should be adjusted to the lowest level to minimize the risk of falling out of the crib.

 

CRIB PLACEMENT

 

Do not place your baby’s crib next to a window or near window shades or curtain cords, near framed pictures or other heavy objects.

HANGING CRIB MOBILES

 

Hanging crib mobiles should be placed well out of arm’s reach of your baby. Once your baby is able to sit up, the mobile should be removed.