Crib Saftey (Courtesy of Health Canada)

July 20, 2011

The crib:

* Look for a label on the crib that shows when the crib was made.
* Check the crib often to make sure the frame is solid. Tighten loose screws regularly.
* Check the crib to make sure the sides lock into place.

The mattress:

* Make sure the mattress is tight against all four sides of the crib.
* Replace the mattress if it is not firm or if it is worn-out.
* Move the mattress down to its lowest level as soon as the baby can sit up.

Baby safety:

* Lock the sides into place after putting the baby in the crib.
* Never tie the baby in the crib and do not let the baby wear a necklace or a soother on a cord around the neck.
* Place the crib away from windows, curtains, blind cords, lamps, electrical plugs and extension cords.
* Health Canada recommends that soft mattresses, pillows, comforters, stuffed toys and bumper pads not be used in cribs.
* Always supervise babies when they are using toys and bottles.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Product Safety, Health Canada

1-866-662-0666
cps-spc@hc-sc.gc.ca

Article Credit ~ Health Canada

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