Mother’s Health During Pregnancy Week 36

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Pregnancy Week 36

Have you bought a crib? If you haven't yet bought a crib, you may be wondering what you should look for. Every crib that has been manufactured or sold (no matter if that sale consists of resale, or the sale of a new crib) after June 28, 2011 must comply with new and improved federal safety standards. This new set of rules, which apply to all cribs (full-size and non full-size cribs), prohibit the manufacturing or sale of “traditional drop-side rail cribs.” In addition, “a crib’s mattress support, slats, and hardware are now required to be more durable and manufacturers will have to test to the new more stringent requirements to prove compliance.”

Cribs will not be marked with any sort of seal or sticker if they have passed the test. So how can you tell whether or not the crib you want to purchase is certified? You can ask the retailer for a copy of the certificate of compliance. This certificate should indicate that the crib is certified to meet 16 CFR 1219 or 16 CFR 1220.

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Mother’s Health During Pregnancy Week 36

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8 comments

  1. Namaste says:

    I wait my baby.. – it will be a girl!

  2. Kristie says:

    Seriously? How is this about my health at 36 weeks!?

  3. Marilyn says:

    I don’t plan on getting a crib. I have a tiny bassinet crib thing and then he can sleep on our bed when he’s older. Then we can get him a toddler’s bed.

  4. ErinF says:

    We don’t have a crib yet, and may or may not get one at all at this point. I’m using a Snuggle Nest co-sleeper for at least the first few months, and may just continue with (safely arranged) bedsharing until it’s time for a toddler bed, hopefully one that converts to a larger bed as he grows.

  5. AmyC says:

    We have the crib….it just isn’t put together yet. 😛 we do have the bassinet set up though, so we should be good for awhile anyway.

  6. Lilly says:

    Remember that drop-side cribs have ALL been recalled, and are illegal to sell. If you see them being sold, report it.

  7. Jeanetta says:

    Yeah, my baby crib is JPMA certified…

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