New mandatory crib safety regulations were announced in December by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). There were also voluntary manufacturing standards announced by the juvenile products industry.
Since your little ones will spend so much of their time in their cribs, this month's "Ask the Experts" article addresses what both of these announcements mean to you as a parent.
Experts Roundtable: Crib Recalls
We asked Alison Rhodes, the "Safety Mom," to give us some insight into how moms and dads are feeling about the recent crib recalls. All their answers were interesting, but some of the more common answers could potentially put a child in harm's way. We decided to have a member of our expert panel weigh in as well. See what they had to say.
Crib Articles Revisited
It never hurts to recycle, right? That's what we thought! Just in case you missed them, here are some articles from our archives that can help you make the right choices when it comes to cribs, bedding and related items for your baby's nursery.
Creating a Safe Nursery (April 2010)
Here are some tips on designing a safe nursery from top to bottom, including the crib and crib-related accessories.
Ask the Experts: Drop-Side Crib Recalls(July 2010)
A must-read for parents who have a drop-side crib in their nursery, our panel of experts help you sort out the facts on the millions of cribs recalled in the past year.
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