The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development have developed baby bedding safety guidelines for putting infants under 12 months old down to sleep. These recommendations include:
For more information, please talk to your pediatrician and view the CPSC Safety Information.
In February 2000, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Safe Kids Campaign conducted a spot check of hotels for safety related to cribs and bedding. The spot checks revealed "unsafe cribs and play yards in 80% of hotels and motels visited". According to the report, "children under the age of 2 spend more than 7 million nights per year in hotels, motels and resorts". So when you travel with your children, please keep the appropriate safety precautions in mind:
The CPSC has made available a hotel and motel crib and play yard safety checklist that you can print and take with you when you travel to make sure the hotel-provided crib/play yard is safe.