Government of Canada Bans Drop-Side Cribs – What You Need to Know

 

August 2, 2016 · Todays Family ·

Government of Canada Bans Drop-Side Cribs – What You Need to Know

 

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You make sure your child is well fed and that they’ve had their bath before bedtime or nap-time. You tuck them into bed, kiss them and hug them and make sure they’re warm. You shouldn’t have to worry about whether or not their crib is a safe place for them. A crib that meets current Canadian safety regulations is the safest place for your infant or toddler to sleep. Did you know that the Government of Canada is changing its regulations in regards to cribs, cradles and bassinets to make sure that your little one can rest easy?

On June 29th, the Government of Canada introduced the new Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations (CCBR) to improve the safety of these products for infants and toddlers. The new Regulations come into effect on December 29th and include a strict ban on the sale, importation, manufacture or advertisement of traditional drop-side cribs. These cribs are, for the most part, unavailable in the Canadian Marketplace – but you could still easily buy one off of Kijiji or see one for sale at your local garage sale.

The Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, was quoted as saying, “When parents tuck their kids in at night, they should have confidence that they will be safe and sound. These new Regulations will further strengthen safety requirements for cribs, cradles and bassinets, and better protect infants and young children.”

So what do you do if you have a drop-side crib? Unfortunately, all you can do is destroy it. Selling it or giving it away will be illegal as of December 29th.

For more information on safe cribs, cradles and bassinets and what you should look for, you can visit the following links:

Government of Canada introduces new Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations:
http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1091709&tp=1

Cribs, cradles and bassinets: What every parent should know
http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/healthy-living-vie-saine/sleep-sommeil/cribs-berceaux-eng.php?_ga=1.248155909.382575259.1469454649

Until next time,

– Today’s Family

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