So, I normally just delete the emails about crib standards because my father-in-law built mine; it isn't a drop-side either. However,  I decided to read the one today from my health department. I'll just copy and paste the text from the email and highlight the important information:

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has added additional guidance material to their crib information center webpage .    For your convenience I have attached a copy. Our website has been updated to include the latest information.

It is important to note that Beginning June 28, 2011 all cribs manufactured and sold (including resale) must comply with the new standards. Child care facilities have until December 28, 2012 to phase out non-compliant cribs.  This is more than a “drop-side’ issue and it is unlikely that cribs currently in use comply with the new standards.  The attached material includes information for providers on how to obtain documentation that a crib in current use or one considered for purchase meets the new federal standards.

You can find the "attached material" mentioned above here. It's the pdf about New Federal Crib Standards.

Next Steps:
1. Determine if your current crib meets the new standards.
2. Decide if you want to buy a whole new crib if your current crib does not meet the new standards. You might decide that you would like to use a pack n play instead of a crib due to the cost of cribs.


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