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Chapter 1. Child Care Center General Licensing Requirements Subchapter 2. Infant Care Centers Article 7. Physical Environment Infant Care Center Napping Equipment   

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(a) In addition to Section 101239.1, the following shall apply:

(b) A standard size six-year crib or porta-crib meeting the following requirements shall be provided for each infant who is unable to climb out of a crib:

(1) Stacking wall cribs or cribs stacked one on top of another, often referred to as tiered cribs, shall not be permitted.

(2) Cribs shall not limit the ability of staff to see the infant.

(3) Cribs shall not limit the infant's ability to stand upright.

(4) Crib mattresses shall be:

(A) Covered with vinyl or similar moisture-resistant material.

(B) Wiped with a detergent/disinfectant daily and when soiled or wet.

(C) Maintained in a safe condition with no exposed foam, batting or coils.

(5) Cribs equipped with bumper pads shall be covered with vinyl or similar moisture-resistant material. Each crib shall have a sheet to cover the mattress and, depending on the temperature, a sheet and/or blanket to cover the infant.

(A) If bumper pads are used, they shall be installed around the entire inner portion of the crib and tied or snapped into place in at least six places.

(B) The mattress shall be set at its lowest position and the side rail shall be locked in its highest position.

(C) Cribs shall have spaces between crib slats of no more than 2 3/8 inches.

(c) Floor mats or cots that meet the requirements of Section 101239.1(b) shall be provided for all infants who have the ability to climb out of a crib.

(d) Each crib, mat or cot shall be occupied by only one infant at a time.

(e) Each infant's bedding shall be used for him/her only. Such bedding shall be replaced when wet or soiled, or when the crib, mat or cot is to be occupied by another infant.

(1) Bedding shall be changed daily, or more often if required by (e) above.

(A) Soiled bedding shall be placed in a suitable container and made inaccessible to infants until washed or picked up by a commercial laundering service.

(f) Cribs, mats or cots shall be arranged so as to provide a walkway and work space between the cribs, mats or cots sufficient to permit staff to reach each infant without having to step over or reach over any other infant.

(1) Placement of cribs, mats or cots shall not hinder entrance or exit to and from the napping space.

Authority cited:

Health and Safety Code 1596.81

Reference:

Health and Safety Code 1596.72

Health and Safety Code 1596.81

(Amended By Register 98, No. 38)