Safety

QuickZip® Crib Sheets and PortaBaby® Safety Sheet for Play Yard fully enclose the mattress and won't pop off. Our open-base models for twin beds and larger sizes - designed for easier installation - have an extra overlap and stronger elastic than ordinary sheets and won't bunch up or pop off.

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At Clouds and Stars we are proud that our QuickZip® Crib Sheet and PortaBaby® Safety Sheet for Play Yard go beyond current safety recommendations – they not only “fit snugly” but they wrap all the way around the mattress, so when zipped and closed fully they will not pop off, preventing the risk of the sheet becoming loose in the crib and causing entanglement hazards. We remind our customers to keep safety at the top of their mind with a safety bookmark or notepad in each package shipped from Clouds and Stars.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following Safe Sleep practices to parents (and they remind us to provide care givers with this vital information as well).
• Always place babies to sleep on their backs during naps and at nighttime.
• Avoid letting the baby get too hot. (watch for sweating, damp hair, flushed cheeks, heat rash and rapid breathing)
• If you use a pacifier for sleep the pacifier should not have cords or clips that might be a strangulation risk.
• Place your baby on a firm mattress, covered by a fitted sheet that meets current safety standards. For more about crib safety standards, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Web site at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/cribs/.
• Place the crib in an area that is always smoke free.
• Don’t place babies to sleep on adult beds, chairs, sofas, waterbeds, pillows, or cushions.
• Toys and other soft bedding, including fluffy blankets, comforters, pillows, stuffed animals, bumper pads, and wedges should not be placed in the crib with the baby. Loose bedding, such as sheets and blankets, should not be used as these items can impair the infant’s ability to breathe if they are close to his face. Sleep clothing, such as sleepers, sleep sacks, and wearable blankets are better alternatives to blankets.

For Further information:
http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/sleep/Pages/A-Parents-Guide-to-Safe-Sleep.aspx
http://www.cpsc.gov//PageFiles/118789/5137.pdf
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/cribs/

 

Crib Sheet Safety Awareness Campaign
Our Safe Sleep Book Marks are available from Clouds and Stars to share with your friends, family, moms' groups, preschools, book clubs, etc.so that you can spread the word  about keeping babies safe in their cribs.  
Bunk Bed Safety Tips • Use guardrails on both sides of the top bunk. The gaps in the guardrails should be 3.5 inches or smaller to prevent strangulation. • Guardrails need to extend at least 5 inches above the mattress top to prevent kids from rolling off. • Check that the mattress foundation is strong and that the right mattress size is used. • Children younger than 6 are too young to sleep in the top bunk. • Never let kids play on the bunk or ladder. • Remove dangerous objects from around the bed. • Keep the top bunk away from ceiling fans. • Install a night light near the ladder. • Do not use the bunk bed or ladder if any parts are damaged or broken. • Teach kids how to carefully climb the ladder. • Do not allow children to attach belts, scarves or ropes to the bunk bed. This can lead to strangulation.
CPSIA CPSIA Certification of Compliance Clouds and Stars program documentation
More Information and Bunk Bed Safety Tips
There are many organizations that provide information on child and baby safety - we have just listed a few here as a start:

Voluntary Standard for Infant Bedding
August 2012, Includes standards for crib bumpers

Consumer Product Safety Commission
www.CPSC.gov
Crib Sheet Warning

American Academy of Pediatrics
www.aap.org
www.keepingbabiessafe.org

Safe Sleep Environment Flyer
(CPSC/AAP/keepingbabiessafe)

Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association
Make Every Night a Good Night Campaign

Useful Safety Information Links:
www.nationwidechildrens.org/cirp-bunk-bed-safety




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