At Caden Lane, we are committed to helping parents create their dream nursery. We know that your baby’s safety and comfort is of the utmost importance to you. It is to us too! You can rest assured knowing that we take every measure possible to make sure that our products meet every safety guideline. We want you to feel 100% confident in the baby bedding you purchase from us.
SAFETY TIPS & RECOMMENDATIONS
We know there’s a ton of information available to you online, and just as you’ve experienced everyone’s opinion while you were pregnant… it doesn’t stop after the babies arrive either. Pacifiers or no pacifiers? To swaddle or not to swaddle? Breast or bottle… the decisions have only begun, and you should feel confident in YOUR decision. What’s best for you, isn’t always best for someone else. (And… maybe keep that in mind as you give your best advice to others too!)
You should feel confident in your purchase, and in your parenting skills. Remember, Google isn’t always right. Talk to your mother, father, your sister, and your best friend… they will give you REAL advice. Chances are, all of their advice will be different too! And most of all, trust your gut, there’s a reason we call it “A Mother’s Instinct.”
We encourage you to educate yourself on how to create a safe environment for your baby. Below is a compilation of pertinent safety information related to our products and your baby's nursery. Our industry is constantly re-defining the standards in product design, development and safety. It’s important to stay educated, but remember – it's up to you to make the best decision for YOUR family.
Here’s a few basic tips on creating a SAFE nursery & sleeping environment for your baby, we are giving you the most important tips. But if you find yourself awake for that 3am feeding, or your big-ole belly just isn’t letting you sleep, CLICK HERE to read the entire article from the CPSC.
- Make sure your baby’s crib is far from window blinds or anything that could fall into the crib. All art or decorative items placed above the crib should be securely attached.
- Make sure your crib meets the current safety standards. Slats should be no more than 2 3/8 inches apart.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics currently recommends that your baby be placed on his/her back on a firm, flat mattress.
- All soft items in the crib are strongly discouraged (stuffed animals, comforters, pillows, extra blankets, etc).
- Make sure you do not cover the baby’s face with a blanket. (Duh? Seriously, they say this.)
- Pillows are décor items and NOT intended for crib use.
- Crib sheets should fit snugly and securely on the crib mattress.
- Additional information from the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA)
- Be aware of anything that can be a strangulation hazard.
- Make sure that you remove crib gyms and mobiles from the crib when your baby is 5 months old or begins to push up.
- There’s several wonderful brands of swaddle blankets on the market today, including our own. It is not recommended to use a large blanket or comforter in the crib.
- The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that if you use bumpers, do not use the ones that are thick and pillow-like.
- The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) recommends that bumpers meet the following criteria:
- Ties no longer than 9”
- Bumper thickness should not exceed 2”
- Use 4 separate bumpers
- Caden Lane meets ALL of these requirements.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends against using any excess soft bedding in the cribs (this includes crib bumpers). This is ONLY a recommendation, and we recommend you talk to your pediatrician, friends, and family with THEIR experience as to using crib bumpers too.
- By purchasing bedding that meets these regulations, parents will be PROTECTING their babies from limb entrapment, abrasions and contusions when safely placed in cribs on their backs to sleep.
- Caden Lane’s bumpers are four separate pieces (2 long and 2 short) so that they can be used with conversion cribs, and provide extra ties to SECURELY attach to cribs. Our bumpers also have zippers on the bottom of them (slip-covered) so that they can be removed and washed (see care instructions).
- Caden Lane’s ties on the bumpers meet current industry standards of 9”
- Caden Lane’s bumpers do NOT exceed the 2” thickness requirement.
- We also recommend reading JPMA's response on crib bumper safety - Crib Bumper Safety JPMA
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
The CPSIA Act of 2008 requires that nearly all children’s products meet the following criteria:
Caden Lane meets ALL CPSIA standards & requirements, and would be happy to provide a CPSIA certificate on any of their products at your request.
- Comply with all applicable children’s product safety rules
- Are tested for compliance by a CPSC accepted laboratory
- Have a written Children’s Product Certificate (issued by the manufacturer or importer) that provides evidence of the product’s compliance
- Have permanent tracking information affixed to the product and its packaging
More information about the CPSIA and their testing regulations can be found here: