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Did you know 40 times more babies die every year from suffocation in unsafe sleeping environments than from defective cribs? Click here to learn more crib safety facts.
Did you know most crib complaints involve secondhand or used cribs misassembled or modified with makeshift hardware?
Did you know new ASTM standards which eliminate drop-side cribs are in place, and the CPSC recommends new cribs rather then used cribs?
Did you know immobilization devices are not a solution for cribs with broken or damaged drop-side hardware? If your drop-side hardware is broken, contact the manufacturer for an alternative remedy.
Did you know homemade remedies or fixes to cribs are NOT a safe alternative?
Did you know drop-side crib incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly or age-related wear and tear?
Did you know age is a factor in the safety of any crib? At a minimum, the CPSC recommends that you not use a crib that is older than 10 years.
Did you know research shows that placing baby to sleep on his or her back has reduced incidences of SIDS by 50% over the past 15 years?
Did you know the safest place for an infant to sleep is in a crib that is JPMA certified, which means it meets government AND industry standards?
Did you know manufacturers often post or attach instructions to the mattress platform so they are easy to find when the crib is re-assembled for later use? Instructions can also be found on the manufacturer’s website.
Did you know the crib mattress should fit snugly with no more than two fingers, or approximately one-inch width, between the edge of the mattress and the side of the crib?
Did you know you should be closely inspecting the hardware and stability of your crib to ensure all parts are in place and secure when assembling and reassembling your crib?
Did you know you can find information about recalled cribs by visiting www.recalls.gov?
Did you know the practice of bed sharing with your infant, is controversial, a personal decision and one that should not be taken lightly? It’s important to weigh the pros and cons, and consider room sharing as a safer alternative.
Did you know you should not overdress your baby, as this may cause overheating?