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What are the characteristics of a good baby crib?
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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Empty and Bare
Baby's crib should be empty and bare, except for baby.
Your infant does not need, and should not have a pillow, toys, crib bumpers or sleep positioners. These items can endanger your infant. Crib slats should be no more than 1 3/4" apart. Avoid cribs with drop sides. Basically, bare and boring is best!

In brief: Empty and Bare
Baby's crib should be empty and bare, except for baby.
Your infant does not need, and should not have a pillow, toys, crib bumpers or sleep positioners. These items can endanger your infant. Crib slats should be no more than 1 3/4" apart. Avoid cribs with drop sides. Basically, bare and boring is best!
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
In brief: Safety first
Use a firm, well fitted mattress, no more than 2 and 3/8 inches between slats, no missing or loose pieces, no bumpers or stuffed animals inside and no drop down rails.
Go to http://www.Cpsc.Gov/info/cribs/index.Html for more information and good safety tips. Make sure crib is approved by jpma (juvenile products manufacturers association).

In brief: Safety first
Use a firm, well fitted mattress, no more than 2 and 3/8 inches between slats, no missing or loose pieces, no bumpers or stuffed animals inside and no drop down rails.
Go to http://www.Cpsc.Gov/info/cribs/index.Html for more information and good safety tips. Make sure crib is approved by jpma (juvenile products manufacturers association).
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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