Child Crib Safety

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development recently released a PDF of tips for “What a safe sleep environment look like?”

Crib safety

The tips included:

– Use a firm sleep surface, such as a mattress in a safety-approved crib, covered by a fitted sheet.

– Do not use pillows, blankets, sheepskins, or crib bumpers anywhere in your baby’s sleep area.

– Keep soft objects, toys, and loose bedding out of your baby’s sleep area.

– Do not smoke or let anyone smoke around your baby

– Make sure nothing covers your baby’s head

– Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night.

– Dress your baby in light sleep clothing, such as a one-piece sleeper, and do not use a blanket.

– Baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch, or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else.

To review the two-page PDF from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development PDF, please click here.

For more crib safety, please read Adoption STAR’s crib safety regulations. You can also email the agency at or call (716)639-3900.