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PREPARING FOR A NEW BABY BUYING FURNITURE AND BABY EQUIPMENT
<ul><li>Here we go…. </li></ul>
THE CRIB <ul><li>Your baby needs a place to sleep! </li></ul><ul><li>Your baby will often be unattended while  sleeping, s...
WHEN YOU PURCHASE  A CRIB: <ul><li>Make sure the slats are no more than 2 3/8 inches apart (so the baby’s head doesn’t get...
WHERE TO PUT THE CRIB (OR NOT) <ul><li>DON’T place the crib near a window </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T hang pictures or shelves...
CRIB PLACEMENT, CONT. <ul><li>DO keep your baby’s crib where dogs and cats can’t climb into it unannounced! </li></ul><ul>...
NEW FEDERAL REGULATIONS <ul><li>One Final Note: </li></ul><ul><li>On June 28 th , 2011, new federal regulations took effec...
GREAT JOB, MOM AND DAD!!!
<ul><li>Shelov, Steven P., MD (Ed). (2005).  Caring for Your Baby  and Young Child .  United States of America: Bantam Boo...
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Short powerpoint on buying and locating a baby crib. Ref. materials from the American Academy of Pediatrics Caring For Your Baby and Young Child

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    1. 1. PREPARING FOR A NEW BABY BUYING FURNITURE AND BABY EQUIPMENT
    2. 2. <ul><li>Here we go…. </li></ul>
    3. 3. THE CRIB <ul><li>Your baby needs a place to sleep! </li></ul><ul><li>Your baby will often be unattended while sleeping, so the bed must be safe…meaning…he (or she) should be safe from falling or choking! </li></ul><ul><li>You can assure your baby’s safety by paying attention to four main things… </li></ul>
    4. 4. WHEN YOU PURCHASE A CRIB: <ul><li>Make sure the slats are no more than 2 3/8 inches apart (so the baby’s head doesn’t get trapped in them) </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure there are no cutouts in the headboard or footboard (same reason) </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to remove any corner posts that could snag clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the crib is sturdy and check it for cracks or loose hardware sometimes </li></ul>
    5. 5. WHERE TO PUT THE CRIB (OR NOT) <ul><li>DON’T place the crib near a window </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T hang pictures or shelves above the crib </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use the baby’s crib for clutter storage…… </li></ul><ul><li>DO place the crib where you can hear your baby </li></ul><ul><li>Do place the crib in a warm, dry room </li></ul>
    6. 6. CRIB PLACEMENT, CONT. <ul><li>DO keep your baby’s crib where dogs and cats can’t climb into it unannounced! </li></ul><ul><li>DO keep the room where your baby will be sleeping free of dust, debris, and dirt </li></ul><ul><li>Your baby will thank you (when he or she can talk) </li></ul>
    7. 7. NEW FEDERAL REGULATIONS <ul><li>One Final Note: </li></ul><ul><li>On June 28 th , 2011, new federal regulations took effec t that make it illegal for stores to continue selling baby beds with “drop-sides.” </li></ul><ul><li>These regulations were adopted because of the documented hazards associated with these types of baby beds. Numerous children have died because of their design. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are looking to buy a baby crib, you would be well-advised to avoid this type of crib construction. </li></ul><ul><li>More information on the new regulations can be found by searching online for “new regulations regarding baby beds.” </li></ul>
    8. 8. GREAT JOB, MOM AND DAD!!!
    9. 9. <ul><li>Shelov, Steven P., MD (Ed). (2005). Caring for Your Baby and Young Child . United States of America: Bantam Books. </li></ul>References
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