According to a study from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, mothers are putting their babies at risk of injury when they crowd their cribs with pillows and blankets.
They state that in a 2 year period from 2002 to 2004, more than 240 deaths in children under the age of 5 were reported and were directly related to nursery products with 40% of those deaths involving cribs.
“Less is more when you’re talking about the crib,” CPSC spokeswoman Julie Vallese said.
The main causes of death in the crib babies were suffocation and sudden infant death syndrome and according to the agency, ways of reducing your child’s risk of anything bad happening to them is to only use cribs that meet current safety regulations.
The agency did point out that out of all of the deaths reported in the 2-year period, none of them were as a result of a child interacting with any recalled product.