Safety Requirements for Daycare Cribs

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What safety features should I look for in a daycare crib?

Safety Requirements for Daycare Cribs

Safety requirements for daycare cribs should adhere to the safety standards for cribs designed for home use. These guidelines include crib slats which are no wider than 2 3/8 inches and crib posts which are no greater than 1/16 inch. Additionally, the mattress and bedding should fit snugly, while the drop side latches must be impossible for a child to release. The cribs should also adhere to standards provided by the US Consumer Product Safety Equipment.

The exact safety requirements for daycare cribs may vary from state to state, but the above guidelines are general safety requirement that should be incorporated regardless of which state the crib is purchased in.



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