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Sleeping Like a Baby

Today the Consumer Products Safety Commission announced another large recall of cribs due to strangulation and suffocation hazards.  Please make sure you take appropriate actions as detailed on the CPSC web site if your baby is sleeping in one of these cribs.  Also, make sure to follow these guidelines from Safe Kids USA for putting your baby down to sleep.
• Put your baby on his or her back to sleep to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
• Use a crib with a firm, tight-fitting mattress covered with a crib sheet and nothing else in it.
• Before getting a used crib, check to see if it has been recalled at www.recalls.gov. Look for hazards like crib slats that are more than 2 &3/8  inches apart (width of a soda can), gaps larger than two fingers width between the sides of the crib and the mattress, and drop side latches that could be easily released by your baby. 
• Do not put your baby to sleep on beds, sofas, recliners, chairs, soft surfaces, bouncy chairs, baby swings, or car seats.
• Do not use pillows, loose sheets or blankets, stuffed toys, crib bumpers, devises for positioning during sleep, and other soft bedding products.

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