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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 800. Standards for Licensed Family Day Homes

8VAC20-800-520. Cribs.

A. Cribs shall be provided for children from birth through 12 months of age and for children over 12 months of age who are not developmentally ready to sleep on a cot, rest mat, or bed.

B. Cribs shall not be used as a play space for infants.

C. Cribs shall:

1. Meet the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards at the time they were manufactured;

2. Not have been recalled;

3. Have no more than six centimeters or 2-3/8 inches of space between slats;

4. Have mattresses that fit snugly next to the crib so that no more than two fingers can be inserted between the mattress and the crib;

5. Not have end panel cutouts of a size to cause head entrapment; and

6. Not have mesh sides.

D. Double-deck cribs shall not be used.

E. Crib bumper pads shall not be used.

F. Crib sides shall always be up and the fastenings secured when a child is in the crib, except when the caregiver is giving the child immediate attention.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-289.046 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC40-111-520 derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 7, eff. July 1, 2010; renumbered, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 24, eff. July 1, 2021.

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