Choosing Safe Baby Products: Cribs

Choosing Safe Baby Products: Cribs

Lea este articulo en EspanolWhether you choose a new crib or a hand-me-down, check it carefully to make sure that your baby's sleep space is safe.

What to look for:


Reviewed by: Samantha Hill, MD, and Rupal Christine Gupta, MD
Date reviewed: August 2015

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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