New U.S. laws on bedding for infants could affect babies
The federal government is taking steps to make it easier for parents to get their children cozy in their new white and wooden bedding sets.
The new rules, approved Friday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, say that infants and toddlers under four months of age can wear the same type of bedding if it meets the requirements of the new federal regulation, which is due to go into effect in the first half of 2019.
The regulation will go into force on Jan. 1, 2020, meaning it will be up to states and counties to decide how to comply.
The changes will require that infants, toddlers and children under the age of six sleep in either a white or wood, or “natural wood” bed.
They will also need to have the bed covered with a blanket or cloth.
The regulations were developed in response to concerns about a new type of crib bed in the U.K., which had an air-purifying system that prevented dust from entering the room.
The U.N. committee said the regulations were necessary to protect infants from harmful allergens in the air and prevent the spread of respiratory infections.
“Our regulations are designed to protect all infants from exposure to the harmful respiratory allergens,” said U.n. special rapporteur on child rights, Janice Atkinson.
“We must ensure that our young people, whether they are sleeping in cribs, or they are playing on their beds, do not have to be exposed to the health risks associated with the air purifying technology.
Under the rules, infants and children can’t wear the bedding with a foam pad, which requires them to wear a mask, or a mattress cover that has an air filter, which could also require them to be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. “
The United States is a country that has embraced a clean environment, so we need to do everything we can to ensure that the air we breathe is safe for our children.”
Under the rules, infants and children can’t wear the bedding with a foam pad, which requires them to wear a mask, or a mattress cover that has an air filter, which could also require them to be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
The rule also says that infants who sleep in crib beds, or sleep in a bed that has a filter on, are not permitted to wear an infant blanket.
A study in 2016 by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that the use of such beds did not reduce the number of deaths related to respiratory diseases, especially in the early years.
The rules also require that bedding be designed with a “neutral, non-irritating, and non-combustible material,” which could include foam, sheets, and cloth.
For toddlers, the regulations say that the bed should not be made of any material that can cause them discomfort, including foam, cloth or cloth sheets.
The requirements are expected to reduce infant deaths from respiratory infections by up to 65 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The EPA said the rule will also help reduce the spread and increase safety of the respiratory system.
The Department of Health and Human Services said the rules are necessary to prevent children from becoming infected with respiratory infections that can result in death.
The Obama administration has said it will use the rule to combat the spread, and will provide incentives for businesses to follow suit.
The American Lung Association, the trade group representing the American furniture industry, welcomed the new regulations.
“These rules are an important step in protecting our nation’s children from the harmful airborne allergens that have been linked to asthma and other respiratory illnesses, and they will help ensure that all infants and young children can sleep safely in our homes,” said Anne Sancetta, director of public affairs at the American Lung Associations.
“While the rules will take some time to implement, the health benefits to both children and adults will far outweigh any potential risks.”
The regulations will apply to cribs and other small spaces with bedding up to three inches wide and up to 14 inches deep.
They also will apply for small spaces without bedding.
The White House said the administration is working with the American Red Cross to identify the most appropriate materials and to get support from manufacturers.
The Centers for Diseases Control and Protection (CDC) said the regulation will require manufacturers to provide cribs with a filtration system, a blanket and cloth that can be washed and reused at least once a year, and a mattress covering.
It said that cribs should have the ability to be cleaned before the bed is used and that bedsheets and pillows that come with cribs must be sanitized and disinfected every four to six months.
The agency also said that manufacturers must provide information about their products’ potential exposure to dust and other contaminants.
Alyssa Cressey, who manages the Red Cross’ Emergency Response Program, said the White House is committed to working with manufacturers to ensure cribs are not put at