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WAC 110-300-0290

Infant and toddler sleep, rest, and equipment.

(1) For infants, an early learning provider must supply a single level crib, playpen, or other developmentally appropriate sleep equipment. Providers must not use sofas, couches, or adult-sized or toddler beds for infant sleeping.
(2) For toddlers, an early learning provider must supply a single level crib, playpen, toddler bed, or other developmentally appropriate sleep equipment. An early learning provider must allow toddlers to follow their own sleep patterns.
(3) Sleep equipment not covered in WAC 110-300-0265 must:
(a) Be approved by CPSC or ASTM International Safety Standards for use by infants and toddlers;
(b) Cribs must have a certificate of compliance, sticker, or documentation from the manufacturer or importer stating the crib meets 16 C.F.R. 1219 and 1220;
(c) Have a clean, firm, and snug-fitting mattress designed specifically for the particular equipment;
(d) Have a tight-fitted sheet that is designed for the sleep equipment;
(e) Have a moisture resistant and easily cleaned and sanitized mattress, if applicable. The mattress must be free of tears or holes and not repaired with tape;
(f) The sheet must be laundered at least weekly or more often, such as between uses by different children or if soiled;
(g) Cribs and playpens arranged side by side must be spaced at least thirty inches apart; and
(h) Cribs and playpens placed end to end must have a moisture resistant and easily cleanable solid barrier if spaced closer than thirty inches.
(4) An early learning provider must immediately remove sleeping children from car seats, swings, or similar equipment not designed for sleep unless doing so would put another enrolled child at risk.
(5) An early learning provider must consult with a child's parent or guardian before that child is transitioned from infant sleeping equipment to other sleep equipment.
(6) An early learning provider must transition children who are able to climb out of their sleeping equipment to developmentally appropriate sleep equipment. When parents do not agree with transitioning, the provider and parent will cocreate a transition plan.
[WSR 18-15-001, recodified as § 110-300-0290, filed 7/5/18, effective 7/5/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, 43.215.201 and chapter 42.56 RCW. WSR 18-14-079, § 170-300-0290, filed 6/30/18, effective 8/1/19.]
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