1. Cribs


Cribs manufactured before September 1986 do not meet today's safety standards. It is illegal to sell cribs manufactured before September 1986. These cribs are not safe for the baby and could result in serious injuries and even death.

If you buy a new crib, you can be sure it conforms to the rules. The manufactured date should be visible on the crib.

If you buy a used crib, check it carefully. Used items do not always meet the Canadian Standardization Association (CSA) Standards.

This exercise will help you check if the crib is safe.


Because of the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), soft mattresse, pillows, comforters, stuffed toys, blankets and bumpter pads should not be used in cribs.