Crib-Specific Questions Used for Assessment of the Crib’s Safe Sleep Environment Derived From the 2011 AAP Safe Sleep Guidelines4

Is the sleeping surface a firm crib mattress?
Are there significant gapsa between the mattress and the side of the crib?
Are there soft objects in the crib?
Is there loose bedding in the crib?
Are bumper pads present?
Are there any wedges, positioners, or special SIDS-reducing mattresses or sleep surfaces present?
  • a We defined any gap >2 inches as significant in our assessment because this was undefined in the AAP safe sleep guidelines.