Mini Crib Safety

If space is of an essence then a mini crib is a great alternative to a “full-size” crib.  While small in size, many of today’s mini cribs can hold their own when compared to their full-size counterparts; some can even convert to a twin bed!  If you do decide on a mini crib we hope that you find these tips helpful.

 

Tips for selecting product: 

  • Slats on a mini crib should be no more than 2 3/8” apart
  • Choose a mini crib with the correct recommended height and weight for your child
  • Be sure to check for convertibility

 Tips for use:

  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Do not add padding or other objects inside the mini crib, which may permit your child to climb out
  • Always provide the supervision necessary for the continued safety of your child. 
  • Infants can suffocate in gaps between a mattress too small or too thick and the sides, or on soft bedding.  Never add a pillow, comforter or extra padding.  Use only the mattress/pad provided by the manufacturer.
  • NEVER place the crib near a window, draperies, blinds, or wall mounted decorative accessories with long cords.
  • Never suspend strings over cribs or attach strings to toys.
  • Don’t tie items across the top of the mini crib as they can entangle a baby and cause strangulation
"Baby Safety Month 2010." Dedicated to Promoting the Industry and the Safe Use of Juvenile Products. JPMA. Web. 21 Sept. 2011.
<http://www.jpma.org/bsm/2010/index.php?section=safety_tips>.
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