Rule Rule 414-350-0235
Infant and Toddler Furniture and Equipment

(1) Each infant shall have a crib, portable crib, or playpen with a clean, non-absorbent mattress that meets the following requirements:
(a) Each crib shall be of sturdy construction with vertical slats no more than 2 38" apart;
(b) Locks and latches on the dropside of the crib shall be safe and secure from accidental release or release by the infant inside the crib;
(c) Each mattress shall fit snugly; and
(d) Sleeping arrangements shall be appropriate to the cultural background of the infant, with individual bedding appropriate to the season.
(2) If infants and toddlers are in care there shall be:
(a) A bathtub, bathinette, plastic basin, or similar size shallow sink available for bathing children; and
(b) A diaper-changing area. The area shall be located so that handwashing can occur immediately after diapering without contact with other surfaces or other children.
(c) If the provider is certified to care for more than 12 children and more than 8 infants and toddlers are regularly in care, there must be a second diaper-changing area available.
(3) The diaper-changing table or area shall comply with the requirements specified in OAR 414-350-0160 (Sanitation)(3)(a)(G).
(4) If high chairs are used, they shall have:
(a) A broad base to prevent tipping;
(b) A latch to keep a child from raising the tray; and
(c) Straps to prevent a child from sliding out.
(5) Cribs, portable cribs, playpens, and high chairs must meet US Consumer Product Safety Commission or equivalent standards.
(6) The use of baby equipment shall not substitute for providing a variety of stimulating experiences.
(7) The use of infant walkers is prohibited.
(8) The use of potty chairs must be approved by the environmental health specialist and/or by OCC.
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