Friday, September 12, 2008

CPSC Focuses on Nursery Safety during Baby Safety Month

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges keeping safety in the mix when planning for the nursery for a new baby. One of the greatest concerns is pillow use in cribs. The CPSC is urging all parents to forego putting any kind of pillows in the crib due to the high risk of suffocation and entrapment.

Some other tips include:

  • Place baby to sleep on his or her back
  • Do not use old, broken or modified cribs.
  • Regularly tighten hardware to keep sides firm.
  • Never allow a gap larger than two finger widths at any point between the sides of the crib and the mattress.
  • Never place a crib near a window with blind or curtain cords.

[Read more home saftety tips from the CPSC.]

Source: CPSC