Health Tip: Is Your Baby's Crib Safe?

Make sure it's up to date

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(HealthDay News) -- As crib safety standards have changed, parents should always check to be sure cribs are up to date and safe.

The American Academy of Pediatrics advises:

  • If possible, buy a new crib to make sure it meets current safety standards.
  • Drop-side cribs are not considered safe and no longer legally sold or manufactured as of 2011.
  • If your crib has a drop railing, contact the manufacturer to see about an immobilizer.
  • If you have an older crib, check the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's recall list to be sure yours is not affected.
  • Keep the crib clear of blankets, bumpers, pillows, stuffed toys, positioning devices and other hazards.


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