Sleep Safety Quiz

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the safest place for a baby to sleep is:

In a crib or bassinet in the parents’ room

In a co-sleeper attached to the parents’ bed

In an infant car seat

In the parents' bed

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When making up a baby’s crib, it’s ok to include:

A tightly-fitting sheet


Bulky crib bumpers

Thick blankets

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As of June 28, 2011, the manufacture and sale of traditional drop-side rail cribs is prohibited. The new federal crib safety standards also:

None of these answers

Required that all new crib’s mattress support, slats, and hardware be more durable in order to comply with the standards

Specified that all childcare centers need to be in compliance with the safety standards by Dec. 28, 2012

Both answers are correct

Question 3/10

To help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), always place baby in the crib:

On her back

Near a door

Next to a baby monitor

On her stomach

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It's extremely important to make sure your crib is free of any suffocation risk. Infants can suffocate:

In crib slats wider than 2 3/8ths inches apart

In gaps between a poorly-fitting mattress and the crib frame

In cut-out decorative shapes in the crib's head and foot end panels

All of these answers

Question 5/10

For safety, never place a crib or bassinette:

In the parents' room

Near cords from window blinds or drapery

In a bedroom with a sibling

Against a wall

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Children should be moved out of a crib when they start to climb out or:

When you need the crib for a new baby

When they are two years old

By the time they are 35 inches tall

When they reach 30 pounds

Question 7/10

Mobiles and hanging toys over a crib:

Can strangle a baby if not installed correctly

Must be removed by the time baby begins to push up on his hands and knees, or is five months old, whichever comes first

All of these answers

Should be hung out of reach of baby

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Bassinettes can be nice to use for the first few months of a baby's life. When choosing a bassinette, be sure:

To check the bolts and screws periodically to make sure they are tight

To follow the manufacturer's instructions regarding height and weight restrictions

It has a sturdy bottom and a stable base

All of these answers

Question 9/10

A sleeper or sleep sack is a good option for baby to sleep in, because:

It provides a consistent temperature, so baby won't overheat (be sure to use seasonally-appropriate sleepers!)

All of these answers

It insures baby's face remains uncovered, which is important to prevent suffocation

It eliminates the need for any sort of blanket, which could pose a suffocation risk

Question 10/10