Typically infants take two naps per day, one during the morning hours and one during the afternoon
hours. Each infant will be required to rest their bodies in their crib for at least 30 minutes per day per
MN licensing rule 9503.0050. A child who has completed a nap or rested quietly for 30 minutes will not
be required to remain in their crib.
Each infant will be provided with at least two tightly fitted sheets for their crib. These sheets will be
washed once a week and immediately if they become soiled or wet. We ask that parents provide a sleep
sack for their infant as blankets and other loose items are not permitted inside the crib. Loose items
inside the crib are a choking hazard. We will never place anything other than the infant and a pacifier in
the crib with the infant as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 16, part 1511.
Each infant will be placed in their crib on a firm mattress with a fitted sheet that is the appropriate size
for the mattress. It fits tightly on the mattress and overlaps the underside of the mattress so it cannot be
dislodged by pulling on the corner of the sheet with reasonable effort.
All cribs are constructed of safe and sturdy materials and conform to the Code of Federal Regulations,
title 16, part 1219 for full sized baby cribs, or part 1220 for non-full sized baby cribs. Monthly crib checks
are performed and documented to ensure crib safety and that they continue to meet Federal
Regulations and all regulations outlined in Minnesota Statutes Section 245A.146.
Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 245A.1435 all staff members place infants in their cribs on their
backs. Should you require an alternative sleeping position for your child, written and signed
documentation must be provided directing an alternative sleeping position for your infant. The
physician’s directive must be on a form approved by the commissioner and will remain on file in the
director’s office. An infant who independently rolls onto their stomach after being placed to sleep on
their back may be allowed to remain sleeping on their stomach if the infant is at least six months of age
or we have received a signed statement from the infant’s parent(s) indicating that the infant regularly
rolls over at home.
If an infant falls asleep before being placed in their crib, the infant must be moved to their crib as soon
as practicable and must be kept within sight and sound until they are placed in their crib. If an infant falls
asleep while being held, we must consider the supervision needs of the other infants. In good practice,
whenever an infant falls asleep, they should be placed in their crib as soon as possible. A sleeping infant
may never be placed in a position where the airway may be blocked or with anything covering its face.
Infants at Bet Shalom Yeladim will never be swaddled.
Medication in the Infant Room
If your child needs daily medication it is recommended that you give this to your child before they arrive
at school and when they arrive back home in the evenings. We understand that sometimes medication
needs to be given at school. In order to do so, we must follow very strict guidelines and rules for the
administration of these medicines. This is for the safety and wellbeing of your child.
Should we need to administer medication at school, parents are required to complete a Prescription
Medication Authorization Form or a Non-Prescription Authorization form. This form is valid for only two
weeks from the date of completion. A separate form is required for each medication and each episode