Nursery equipment: Safety checklists

BASSINETS AND CRADLES

    YES NO
1. Bassinet/Cradle has a sturdy bottom and a wide base for stability. ___ ___
2. Bassinet/Cradle has smooth surfaces - no protruding staples or other hardware that can injure the baby. ___ ___
3. Legs have strong, effective locks to prevent folding while in use. ___ ___
4. Mattress is firm and fits snugly. ___ ___

THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS: Follow manufacturer's guidelines on weight and size of baby who can safely use these products.

BATH RINGS OR SEATS

    YES NO
1. Suction cups securely fastened to product. ___ ___
2. Suction cups securely attached to SMOOTH SURFACE of tub. ___ ___
3. Tub filled only with enough water to cover baby's legs ___ ___
4. Baby NEVER left alone or with a sibling while in bath ring, even for a moment! ___ ___

THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS: NEVER leave a baby unattended or with a sibling in a tub of water. Do not rely on a bath ring to keep your baby safe.

CARRIER SEATS

    YES NO
1. Carrier seat has a wide sturdy base for stability. ___ ___
2. Carrier has non-skid feet to prevent slipping. ___ ___
3. Supporting devices lock securely. ___ ___
4. Carrier seat has crotch and waist strap. ___ ___
5. Buckle or strap is easy to use. ___ ___

THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS: Never use the carrier as a car seat.

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