Crib Toys and Pacifiers

When purchasing crib toys, select sturdy items that are appropriate for your baby's age. Always supervise use of crib toys and discontinue use of any crib toys that are suspended across the crib when the baby is five months old or can push himself/herself up on his/her arms or legs. Here are some other tips about crib toys and pacifiers:

Take rattles, squeeze toys, teethers, plush toys and other small items out of baby's crib when baby is unattended or when baby is sleeping.

Make sure a pacifier's protective shield has ventilation holes and is large and firm so it can't fit in baby's mouth.

Check the pacifier frequently for holes or tears.

Never string a pacifier or any other item around your baby's neck. Be sure to check for small ends that could break off.