frequent injury associated with bassinets and cradles involves
children falling either when the bottom of the bassinet or
cradle breaks or when it tips over or collapses. Suffocation has
also been reported in products that are not structurally sound
or when pillows or folded quilts were under baby.
If You Are Buying a Bassinet or Cradle
1. Look for one with a sturdy bottom and a wide, stable base.
2. Follow the manufacturer's guidelines on the appropriate
weight and size of babies who can safely use the bassinet or
3. Check to make sure that spaces between spindles are no larger
than 2-3/8 in. (60 mm).
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