Some baby products are leading causes of death and injury among infants. That’s why it’s so important you know the facts when you welcome a new baby home.

To promote safe sleep habits, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

For Crib Safety

  • Be sure you have a crib that meets all the new federal crib safety regulations (established by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in 2011). Click here for more information on current crib laws.
  • Before buying or borrowing a crib, make sure it has not been recalled. Visit our recall page or
    to check.
  • Always fill out and return the Product Registration Card to be notified personally if a product is recalled
    or has a safety defect.
  • Check the crib regularly to make sure there are no loose or missing parts.
  • The safest place for your baby to sleep is in his/her own crib in your room.
  • Remove all soft items from the crib including traditional crib bumpers, pillows, blankets, comforters and toys. Bare is Best!
  • Never place a baby on a waterbed, sofa, soft mattress, pillow, or other soft surface to sleep.
  • Never use a sleep positioner, which is both unnecessary and can be deadly.
  • CPSC strongly warns all parents and caregivers not to use padded crib bumpers. According to the CPSC, The risk of death from padded crib bumpers far outweighs any purported benefits. We advise parents and caregivers that the best practice for a safe sleep environment for children is a properly assembled crib with only an appropriately sized mattress and a snugly fitted sheet, and that parents should never place soft bedding or other padded objects such as padded bumpers, pillows, sleep positioners, stuffed animals, or cushions in a child’s crib, bassinet or play yard. When it comes to any child’s sleep environment, bare really is best.

 For Hotel and Motel Cribs

As of Dec. 28, 2012 all hotels and motels that provide cribs for the use of their customers or guests must provide cribs that comply with the new federal standards.

For Play Yards and Portable Cribs–Please Read the Warning Label Carefully

NEVER use supplemental mattresses! Infants can suffocate in the gaps between an extra mattress and the crib mesh. Use only the mattress pad provided by the manufacturer.