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Controversial but like it or not, US / Canadian Pediatricians and safety organizations, recommend babies sleep in cribs and avoid any bumpers. Please be informed with your choices. 

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Health Canada suggests since playpens do not meet the same safety requirements and are not as durable as cribs, they are not designed to be used as a sleep surface. They recommend....

  • Do not leave an infant sleeping in a playpen for extended periods of time.
  • If a change table or bassinet is provided as an attachment for the playpen, never place a baby in the playpen while the change table or bassinet attachment is still in place.
  • Do not add blankets, pillows or an extra mattress to a playpen. The use of these items could lead to suffocation.
  • Check that the mattress pad is firm. Mattress pads that are too soft or worn down in any area could create a suffocation hazard.

For more information on "Safe Sleeping Practices",

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