Rest and Sleeping
(1) The provider shall offer children in care a daily opportunity for rest or sleep in an environment with subdued
lighting, a low noise level, and freedom from distractions.
(2) Nap or rest times shall not be scheduled for more than 2 hours daily.
(3) A separate crib, cot, mat, or other sleeping equipment shall be used for each child during nap times.
(4) Sleeping equipment shall be kept in good repair, including mats and mattresses that shall have smooth,
(5) Each crib shall:
(a) have a tight-fitting mattress;
(b) have slats spaced no more than 2-3/8 inches apart;
(c) have at least 20 inches from the top of the mattress to the top of the crib rail, or at least 12 inches from the
top of the mattress to the top of the crib rail if the child using the crib cannot sit up without assistance;
(d) not have strings, cords, ropes, or other entanglement hazards on the crib or within reach of the child; and
(e) meet CPSC standards.
(6) When in use, sleeping equipment such as cribs, cots, and mats shall be placed at least 2 feet apart.
(7) Sleeping equipment shall not block exits.
(8) During nap time, a sheet and blanket or acceptable alternative shall be made available to each child 12
months or older. These items shall be:
(a) clearly assigned to one child,
(b) stored separately from other children’s bedding, and
(c) laundered as needed, but at least once a week, and before use by another child.
(9) Sleeping equipment that is clearly assigned to and used by an individual child shall be cleaned and sanitized as
needed and at least weekly.
(10) Sleeping equipment that is not clearly assigned to and used by an individual child shall be cleaned and
sanitized before each use.
(11) The provider shall store sleeping equipment so that:
(a) the surfaces children sleep on do not touch each other, or
(b) the provider shall clean and sanitize sleeping equipment before each use.
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