Crib Talk – Crib Safety Standards Today
We are often asked about cribs. Rockabye is fully compliant with US Crib Safety Standards and maintains Certificates of Compliance for every crib in our inventory. In this post we will discuss everything from dimensions, to crib types, and how the current regulations became law. We hope you will find this post informative and helpful, whether planning for a rental or looking to purchase a baby crib. If you have questions, the CPSC offers much information.
Who knew cribs and baby beds could be political? Most people aren’t aware that baby goods manufacturers, just like most other industries, have lobbyists in Washington, DC who advocate for the manufacturers when the government is deciding laws and regulations. In the past decade we have seen sweeping changes regarding cribs in the US. Yes, the good old drop side crib has been banished. The drop side design itself is not the problem. Drop side cribs were the standard in the US since the 1940’s and it was common that cribs were handed down from one generation to the next. Just like cars, changes are necessary to keep people safe. Continue reading Crib Safety Standards Today
Drop Side Cribs Illegal
The Law in the USA
Drop side cribs illegal to manufacture, sell, or even donate in the US. All cribs sold in the US—new or used—are now subject to the most stringent safety standards in the world. That’s the goal of the new crib safety standards put in place on June 28, 2010, by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Continue reading Drop Side Cribs Illegal
Rent Baby Equipment for Houston Medical Travel
When people come for diagnosis and extended treatment at the Texas Medical Center, often they have to stay for extended periods of time. That means friends and family need to secure accommodations for their families. Rockabye Baby Rentals regularly provides safe and fully sanitized cribs and baby gear for Houston Medical Travel. In addition to car seats, strollers, and other baby gear that families need to care for their children while away from home. Therefore, we deliver to corporate housing locations, AirBNB properties, private residences, apartments and hotels. Families traveling for medical treatment should call one of our representatives to discuss rental needs and potential medical discounts.
The Texas Medical Center
The Texas Medical Center is the largest life sciences destination in the world. With 106,000 employees, 54 institutions, and thousands of volunteers and patient visits, over 160,000 people visit Texas Medical Center each day. Over the course of the year welcomes more than 7.2 million visitors.
People come from across the country and all over the world to receive care from the Texas Medical Center. Incredible breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment happen at the eight different academic and research institutions, in addition to the 21 different hospitals. Those traveling with small children rent baby equipment from Rockabye Baby Rentals for Houston medical travel.
The TMC is home to the renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the No. 1 cancer hospital in the world. As well as these major institutions Texas Children’s Hospital, the No. 4 children’s hospital in the nation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, St. Luke’s Health, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, The Texas Heart Institute and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, to name a few. Did you know that more heart surgeries are performed in the TMC than anywhere else on the globe?
Pioneering medical discoveries and procedures in cardiac care and organ transplants, space medicine, spinal cord surgery and decoding the human DNA genome; which is leading to a new era of personalized medicine all occurred in Houston. It is little wonder that more than 18,000 international patients come to our city for care each year.
Rockabye carries a full inventory of bed time items from pack n plays, to cribs and toddler beds. We deliver cribs to residences and hotel cribs. All bed time items are supplied with freshly laundered linens. Crib bumpers, both cloth and breathable are available upon request. Our Full Size and Compact cribs are JPMA approved and fully compliant with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 16CFR 1219 and 16CFR1220 crib safety standards.
Don’t all hotels have hotel cribs?
No, not all hotels have full size hotel cribs. Some will offer a Mini/Compact Crib , while others only offer a Pack N Play. Continue reading Hotel Cribs & Baby Gear