As you look for a crib, make sure you check the following. Be sure to use a crib manufactured after June 28, 2011, when a new, stronger safety standard was set.
If you can fit more than 2 fingers between the mattress and the side of the crib, the crib and mattress combination should not be used.
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Patient education handouts from TIPP—The Injury Prevention Program help pediatricians implement injury prevention counseling for parents of children newborn through 12 years of age.
The information in this publication should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There...