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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. n.d.. The safe nursery: A booklet to help avoid injuries from nursery furniture and equipment. Washington, DC: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 17 pp.

Annotation: This booklet describes for parents the safety criteria they should look for when choosing furniture, equipment, and toys for infants. Detailed drawings and texts provide information on how to judge the safety of cribs, gates, high chairs, playpens, toys, walkers, carriers, carrier seats, changing tables, diaper pails, hook-on chairs, pacifiers, strollers, and carriages. Tips for the safe use of such items and for general household safety are also included, as is a checklist of safety features for each item.

Contact: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 504-7923 Secondary Telephone: (800) 638-2772 Fax: (301) 504-0124 E-mail: info@cpsc.gov Web Site: http://www.cpsc.gov Price unknown.

Keywords: Guidelines, Infant equipment, Infants, Injury prevention, Product safety, Safety, Toys

Oakland Healthy Start. n.d.. Fatherhood. Oakland, CA: Oakland Healthy Start, and Studio Three, Samuel Merritt College, 1 videotape (10:46 minutes, VHS 1/2 inch). (Oakland Healthy Start video series)

Annotation: This videotape contains parenting information for new fathers. It covers the psychological implications of parenthood and the changes it brings to the parent's life, the physical care of the baby, and an explanation of infant behavior. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Oakland Healthy Start, 1850 Fairway Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577, Telephone: (510) 618-3452 Contact Phone: (510) 639-0978 Fax: (510) 483-6038 Contact E-mail: fhaskins@admin2.mail.co.alameda.ca.us Price unknown.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Fathers, Infant behavior, Infant care, Infant equipment, Infant feeding, Parenting, Videotapes

Oakland Healthy Start. n.d.. Pregnancy. Oakland, CA: Oakland Healthy Start, and Studio Three, Samuel Merritt College, 1 videotape (11:12 minutes, VHS 1/2 inches). (Oakland Healthy Start video series)

Annotation: This parent education videotape provides information on physical changes of pregnancy, medical tests, and preparing the home before the baby's arrival. Also included is advice on maintaining good health and eating nutritional foods during the pregnancy. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Oakland Healthy Start, 1850 Fairway Drive, San Leandro, CA 94577, Telephone: (510) 618-3452 Contact Phone: (510) 639-1246 Fax: (510) 483-6038 Contact E-mail: fhaskins@admin2.mail.co.alameda.ca.us Available at no charge.

Keywords: Amniocentesis, Audiovisual materials, Household safety, Infant equipment, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Prenatal care, Ultrasonography, Videotapes

SIDS and Kids Australia. n.d.. Make up your baby's cot using safe sleep messaging. [Hawthorne, Victoria, Australia]: SIDS and Kids Australia, 1 p.

Annotation: This illustrated flyer describes the proper sleeping environment for babies in cribs. It is available in Arabian, Assyrian, Bosnian, Chinese, Khmer, Lao, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Contact: SIDS and Kids Australia, 98 Morang Road. Suite 1, Hawthorne, Victoria, Australia 3122, Telephone: +61 3 9819 4595 Fax: +61 3 9818 4596 E-mail: yvonne@sidsandkids.org Web Site: http://www.sidsandkids.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Asian language materials, Consumer education materials, Infant equipment, Infants, Injury prevention, Non English language materials, Sleep position, Spanish language materials

Consumer Product Safety Commission. n.d.. Crib Information Center. Bethesda, MD: Consumer Product Safety Commission, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources provide guidance for parents and other caregivers on creating a safe sleep environment for infants including bassinet, crib, and play yard safety. Resources include posters (Bare is Best and Keep Baby Safe in Play Yard Space), a safety guide (A Safer Generation of Cribs: New Federal Requirements), a 4-minute video (Learn How to Put Your Baby to Sleep Safely), and a 12-minute video (Safe Sleep for Babies). Links to guidance for businesses, news videos, recalls, a blog, and regulations are also provided.

Contact: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 504-7923 Secondary Telephone: (800) 638-2772 Fax: (301) 504-0124 E-mail: info@cpsc.gov Web Site: http://www.cpsc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Campaigns, Federal initiatives, Infant equipment, Multimedia, Safety, Sleep position

Consumer Product Safety Commission. n.d.. Full-size baby cribs business guidance. Bethesda, MD: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 1 p.

Annotation: This resource provides guidance for businesses and manufacturers about U.S. government standards and requirements for full-size infant cribs. Contents include the definition and purpose of the infant full-size crib. Topics also include limits for surface coating and lead and phthalate content, testing and certification; registration cards; and tracking labels. The type of mattresses that should be used in a full-size crib are also discussed. Companion guidance on non-full-size infant cribs is also available.

Contact: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 504-7923 Secondary Telephone: (800) 638-2772 Fax: (301) 504-0124 E-mail: info@cpsc.gov Web Site: http://www.cpsc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer protection, Infant equipment, Infants, Product safety, Standards

Consumer Product Safety Commission. n.d.. Non-full-size baby cribs business guidance. Bethesda, MD: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 1 p.

Annotation: This resource provides guidance for businesses and manufacturers about U.S. government standards and requirements for non-full-size infant cribs. Contents include the definition of the non-full-size infant crib, the reason for the standard, where the full standard can be found, which cribs must comply with the standard, and principal requirements for the cribs and their mattresses. Companion guidance on full-size infant cribs is also available.

Contact: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 504-7923 Secondary Telephone: (800) 638-2772 Fax: (301) 504-0124 E-mail: info@cpsc.gov Web Site: http://www.cpsc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer protection, Infant equipment, Infants, Product safety, Standards

Early Head Stat National Resource Center. 2013. Crib regulations: What you need to know. Washington, DC: Office of Head Start, (Federal leaders' series)

Annotation: This webinar, held on August 7, 2012, provides information about the Consumer Product Safety Commission crib regulations. Topics include how the regulations affect Early Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, and child care programs; key messages; and highlights of state models of crib replacement programs.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Communication, Federal initiatives, Head Start, Model programs, Multimedia, Regulations, SIDS: Infant equipment, State programs

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2013. Safe sleep activities from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Durable Infant Nursery Product regulations. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 1 video (60 min.).

Annotation: This webinar summarizes the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's safe sleep campaign and outreach activities including efforts to reach minority groups. The discussion focuses on standards, regulation, and communication resources. Topics include sleep position, crib safety, and other health and safety risks associated with infant sleep environments. Efforts to encourage breastfeeding within a safe sleep environment are also discussed. Audio and slides are available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov

Keywords: Infant equipment, Infants, Injury prevention, Minority groups, Multimedia, Public awareness campaigns, Resources for professionals, Risk factors, SIDS: Product safety, Sleep position

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Healthy Native Babies Project. 2013. Healthy Native Babies Project safe sleep messages activity. [Rockville, MD]: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 33 pp.

Annotation: This flipchart present questions and answers for leading a discussion on reducing the risk of SIDS in Native American populations. Topics include the infant's safe sleep environment, sleep position, sleep location, sleep surface, sleep area, sleep temperature, the importance of breastfeeding, the problem of smoking and alcohol during pregnancy and after the baby is born, pacifier use, monitors or other equipment, the importance of tummy time, and spreading the word for all who may care for infants.

Contact: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847, Telephone: (800) 370-2943 Secondary Telephone: (888) 320-6942 Fax: (866) 760-5947 Web Site: https://www.nichd.nih.gov/Pages/index.aspx Available from the website.

Keywords: American Indians, Breastfeeding, Child safety, Infant care, Infant equipment, Infants, Injury prevention, Public awareness campaigns, SIDS, Sleep position

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Genetics and Healthy Childhood. 2012. Safe sleep for your baby: A guide for parents and caregivers. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Genetics and Healthy Childhood, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure describes how parents and caregivers can keep their babies safe during sleep. It explains how babies can die accidentally from suffocation, smothering, becoming wedged or trapped, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The brochure discusses the risks of bed sharing, explains how to create a safe sleep environment, and reinforces the importance of supervised tummy time.

Contact: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 1730 East Elm, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570, Telephone: (573) 751-6400 Fax: (573) 751-6041 E-mail: info@dhss.mo.gov Web Site: http://www.dhss.mo.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child safety, Consumer education materials, Infant death, Infant equipment, Infant health, Prevention, Risk factors, SIDS, Sleep position

Missouri Children's Trust Fund, Missouri Department of Health and Human Services. 2011. Safe sleep for your baby. Jefferson City, MO: Missouri Children's Trust Fund, Missouri Department of Health and Human Services, 1 video (6 min., 32 sec.).

Annotation: This video provides information for parents and other caregivers on creating a safe sleep environment for infants to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected infant death including audden infant death syndrome. Topics include co-sleeping vs. bed sharing, the use of pacifiers, smoking during pregnancy and secondhand smoke exposure, and safe cribs.

Contact: Missouri Children's Trust Fund , PO Box 1641, Jefferson City, MO 65102, Telephone: (573) 751-5147 Fax: (573) 751-0254 E-mail: ctf@oa.mo.gov Web Site: http://www.ctf4kids.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant death, Infant equipment, Multimedia, Primary prevention, SIDS, Safety, Sleep position, Unintentional injuries

Consumer Product Safety Commission, Keeping Babies Safe, and American Academy of Pediatrics. [2010]. Safe sleep (environments) for babies. Bethesda, MD: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 3 videos.

Annotation: This DVD contains three videos providing information for parents and caregivers of infants about safe sleeping environments. The first video (runtime 12 min., 25 sec.) discusses the role of the Consumer Product Safety Commission in developing product standards, issuing recalls of unsafe equipment, and safety tips for infants in sleeping environments such as cribs, not placing baby to sleep on their tummies or sides, keeping babies away from window or monitor cords, and removing any extra bedding or toys from baby's sleep area. Additional information is provided from the Keeping Babies Safe and American Academy of Pediatrics organizations. Two shorter versions (runtime 4 minutes) in Spanish and English are also provided on the DVD. All videos are available on the web site as well.

Contact: Keeping Babies Safe, 16 Mount Bethel Road, Suite 245, Warren, NJ 07059, Telephone: (908) 581-8699 Web Site: http://www.keepingbabiessafe.org/index.shtml Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Child safety, DVDs, Infant equipment, Infant health, Sleep position, Spanish language materials

American Academy of Pediatrics' Kansas Chapter, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Safe Kids Kansas, SIDS Network of Kansas. 2010-. Safe Sleep Kansas. Topeka, KS: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource provides information on safe sleep for health professionals, parents, and other caregivers in Kansas. Contents include a video titled Safe Sleep (in English and Spanish) and a booklet titled Safe Sleep for Babies: Alone, on the Back and in a Crib. The resource also provides information on preparing for baby, bringing baby home, making the crib safe, special care, and choosing high quality child care.

Contact: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S.W. Jackson, Suite 540, Topeka, KS 66612-1367, Telephone: (785) 296-0461 Fax: (785) 368-6368 Web Site: http://www.kdheks.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Campaigns, Infant death, Infant equipment, Kansas, Primary prevention, SIDS, Safety, Sleep position, Spanish language materials, State initiatives, Unintentional injuries

Kids in Danger. 2009. Unsafe while sleeping: Children's sleep environment recalls—September 2007-November 2009. Chicago, IL: Kids in Danger, 5 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews recalls and other product safety information for children's sleep products, such as cribs, bassinets, and play yards. The report breaks recalls of children's sleep products into recalls by manufacturer, recalls by hazard, and hazard by product type. Tips for protecting children in their sleep environment and a list of recalled products from September 1, 2007, to November 23, 2009, are included.

Keywords: Child safety, Furniture, Infant equipment, Infants, Safety, Sleep, Young children

Consumer Product Safety Commission and Mattel. [2007]. The only soft touch your baby needs is you!. [Bethesda, MD: Consumer Product Safety Commission], 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for parents instructs them on eliminating any soft bedding from the playpen when putting baby to sleep. Points include the danger from suffocation, using only the mattress or pad provided by the manufacturer, and putting the baby to sleep on his or her back to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Contact: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 504-7923 Secondary Telephone: (800) 638-2772 Fax: (301) 504-0124 E-mail: info@cpsc.gov Web Site: http://www.cpsc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Brochures, Infant equipment, Infant mortality, Injury prevention, SIDS

First Candle. 2006. Sample policy and procedures: Safe sleep practices for the neonatal intensive care unit. [Baltimore, MD]: First Candle, 6 pp. (Model behavior)

Annotation: This guide, directed to neonatal intensive care professionals, discusses the role of staff in educating and training parents in infant care methods that reduce the likelihood of sudden infant death syndrome. Method areas include: Sleep position, bedding materials, crib/bedsharing, swaddling, smoking, and pacifier use. The guide is part of the Model Behavior series.

Contact: CJ First Candle, 49 Locust Avenue, Suite 104, New Canaan, CT 06840, Telephone: (800) 221-7437 E-mail: alison@cjfirstcandle.org Web Site: http://cjfirstcandle.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Hospitals, Infant care, Infant equipment, Infant mortality, Nurse patient relations, Prevention, SIDS, Sleep position

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. 2004. Safe sleep for your baby. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, 1 video (4 min., 18 sec.).

Annotation: This video provides information for parents and other caregivers on how to create a safe sleep environment to help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome and suffocation. Topics include the importance of placing infants on their back to sleep in a bassinet or crib; using pacifiers after breastfeeding is established; avoiding smoke exposure; talking to health professionals and caregivers about safe sleep; and tummy time.

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 E-mail: dhhs.helpline@nebraska.gov Web Site: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us Available from the website.

Keywords: Infant death, Infant equipment, Multimedia, Primary prevention, SIDS, Safety, Sleep position, Unintentional injuries

Consumer Product Safety Commission. [1994]. Soft bedding may be hazardous to babies. Washington, DC: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 1 p.

Annotation: This fact sheet describes the proper bedding for an infant's crib and how best to position the infant in the crib. Topics include placing the infant on his back, keeping soft bedding out of the crib, using a sleeper instead of a blanket, and more. An illustration is provided to further illustrate the instructions. This fact sheet is available in both English and Spanish.

Contact: Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (301) 504-7923 Secondary Telephone: (800) 638-2772 Fax: (301) 504-0124 E-mail: info@cpsc.gov Web Site: http://www.cpsc.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Infant equipment, Infants, Prevention, SIDS, Spanish language materials

American College of Emergency Physicians. 1992. Minimum pediatric prehospital equipment guidelines. Dallas, TX: American College of Emergency Physicians, 4 pp. (ACEP policy statement)

Annotation: These guidelines indicate medical equipment needed by emergency medical services to provide basic or advanced life support for children and minimum resuscitation equipment and supplies. The introduction explains the development of and the rationale for the guidelines. A related set of guidelines, "Pediatric Equipment Guidelines," list the equipment needed in a general emergency department to provide care for children. These guidelines were endorsed by the North Carolina EMSC Project: A Model System for Statewide Plan Development. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: American College of Emergency Physicians, P.O. Box 61991, Dallas, TX 75261-9911, Telephone: (800) 798-1822 Secondary Telephone: 972-550-0911 Contact Phone: (800) 798-1822 Fax: (972) 580-2816 E-mail: membership@acep.org Web Site: http://www.acep.org Price unknown.

Keywords: Children, Emergency medical services for children, Equipment, Guidelines, Infants

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.