Fisher-Price, Dorel Juvenile Group USA, and Kids II are among the companies who have recalled inclined and rocking sleepers for infants in the past year. Infant fatalities have occurred in these sleepers, most frequently when the infants rolled from their backs to their stomachs or sides while unrestrained.
Creating a safe sleep environment for infants is essential. Since babies spend most of their time sleeping, the nursery should be the safest room in your home. In this blog post, we’re sharing some infant sleeping safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Bare is Best
Whether an infant is sleeping in a crib, play pack, or bassinet, there are a few simple rules that can help keep the baby sleeping safely. Bare is Best: the baby should sleep in an area clear of pillows, quilts, comforters, cushions, stuffed animals, etc. to prevent suffocation. Sleep positioning devices are unnecessary and can even cause fatalities.
Infant Sleeping Safety Tips
The baby should always be placed on its back to sleep. Use a firm, tight-fitting mattress in the crib: there should be no gaps larger than two fingers between the sides of the mattress and the crib. Be sure that the infant’s crib meets current CPSC standards and that it is assembled properly.
CSPC Crib Standards
The CSPC released crib standards in 2011 to help prevent infant injuries and fatalities associated with cribs. These standards require tougher testing, stronger hardware with anti-loosening mechanisms, improved slat strength, and better mattress support. The standards also prohibited the traditional crib drop side.
If your child has been injured due to a defective crib or other infant item, contact the experts at Schuerman Law today. Schuerman Law has been working with personal injury claims for over 40 years. John Schuerman will compassionately advocate for injured individuals as well as their families while fighting for full compensation of their claims. Schuerman Law offers evening and weekend appointments in addition to home and hospital visits. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-800-274-0045.