To prevent suffocation, never place pillows or thick quilts in a baby's sleep environment.
CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson says when it comes to cribs - bare is best.
"The baby and a crib sheet is the only thing that should be in crib," Wolfson said. "We see so many of the products being marketed with all kinds of different accessories and that can be dangerous. So, it's just the baby on their back in the crib."
As for the mattress inside the crib, the fit should be incredibly tight.
"As a parent with a young one myself, I know how awkward it can be to get a new mattress sheet on there, but that's for a purpose," Wolfson explained.
You don't want your baby to slide into any gaps, so you should only be able to fit two fingers between the mattress and the side rails
Remember: Never place a crib by a window or near curtain or baby monitor cords; babies can strangle on cords.
For More Information:
CPSC: Crib Information Center