How to Ensure Crib Safety

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BabyDid you
know that over 11 million cribs have been recalled since 2007? And
32 infant deaths were reported due to drop-side cribs since
2000? The church is often dependent on hand-me-down cribs and
items from well-meaning folks. But what if those cribs don’t pass
the latest safety standards passed in June 2011?

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To keep the babies safe in your ministry, you could read the
giant document of regulations at www.cpsc.gov or you could simply
call the manufacturer to ensure that the crib has passed standards.
Here’s what the regulations require: (1) stop the manufacture and
sale of dangerous, traditional drop-side cribs; (2) make mattress
supports stronger; (3) make crib hardware more durable; and (4)
make safety testing more rigorous. 

To watch a quick video to learn more, go to www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2010/06/watch-and-share-check-your-crib-for-safety

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Christine Yount Jones

Christine has more than 27 years of children’s ministry experience. She is the Executive Editor of Children’s Ministry Magazine, has authored many books and articles on children’s ministry, and serves as co-director of the KidMin Conference. She’s led teams in the development of leading innovative resources, including Group's Instant Christmas Play, Buzz Instant Sunday School curriculum, Grapple Preteen Curriculum, and the new Dig-In Sunday School curriculum. Follow Christine on Twitter @ChristineYJones

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