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Blankets for Sleeping Infants
As you may know, new changes to Montana rules now prohibit the use of blankets for infants under 12 months old.
Montana ARMs are guided by Caring for our Children National Health and Safety Performance Standard Guidelines for Child Care Facilities.
g) Soft or loose bedding should be kept away from sleeping infants and out of safe sleep environments. These include, but are not limited to: bumper pads, pillows, quilts, comforters, sleep positioning devices, sheepskins, blankets, flat sheets, cloth diapers, bibs, etc. Also, blankets/items should not be hung on the sides of cribs. Loose or ill-fitting sheets have caused infants to be strangled or suffocated (2).
For more information please visit http://cfoc.nrckids.org/StandardView/188.8.131.52