Baby Crib Safety Standards
For New Moms
BUT, according to Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) statistics, over 12,000 babies are injured and 50 die in the US each year in crib accidents, (excluding SIDS deaths) due to a lack of baby crib safety.
Cribs that do not meet crib safety standards, have been associated with strangulation, laceration, amputation, entrapment, suffocation, falling and SIDS.
So how do you know if the crib that you trust with your little one's care is going to keep him or her safe?
Don't put your angel's safety in the hands of a stranger.
Even though baby cribs are regulated by the CPSC, some dangerous products still remain on the market.
Before buying a crib make sure it's safe by checking for yourself that it meets the baby crib safety standards on this page.
There is some comfort in the fact that federal law mandates that all baby cribs sold in the United States must conform to The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) baby crib safety standards.
In addition, the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) certifies baby cribs that meet, or exceed, voluntary crib safety standards issued by the American Society for Testing and Materials. These standards are stricter and safer than the mandatory baby crib safety standards promulgated by the CPSC.
Therefore, the safest baby cribs are those with JPMA certification.
Look out for this when you go hunting for the perfect baby crib.
Baby Crib Safety Standards
On this page you'll find the most important infant safety standards for your baby's crib. It's the only place you will ever leave your baby completely alone. Make absolutely sure it's 100% safe.
A Note About Used Baby Cribs:
I do not recommend using a secondhand crib, as used crib safety cannot be guaranteed. If you must use a secondhand crib, please bear the following in mind:
That takes care of the main crib safety standards. In addition there are many other infant safety factors that contribute to your baby's sleeping environment such as:
All of these factors are important for infant safety, but there are far too many to cover everything here. The best way to make sure you have everything covered is to use a nursery safety checklist when you are setting up your baby nursery.
I urge you to take baby nursery and crib safety seriously and give your delicate, little newborn the environment she deserves so that she can sleep safely.
There are far more baby nursery safety issues than those covered above.
The best way to make sure you have everything covered is to use a nursery safety checklist when you are setting up your nursery.
For a complete checklist of precautions you need to take in the nursery to protect your baby click here...
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The above baby crib safety information is presented by Creative Baby Nursery Rooms for the purpose of educating mothers about baby crib safety issues.
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge but we make no guarantees in this regard.
We believe that the information provided on this site can help prevent baby crib accidents, however, an infant's safety is the responsibility of its caregiver alone.
Creative Baby Nursery Rooms accepts no responsibility for any baby crib accident, which may occur as a result of any information on this site.
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