Bedding in Family Day Care - What is considered to be acceptable?

Bedding in Family Day Care - What is considered to be acceptable?

Posted by Erin Kostopulos on

All the cots need to comply with the Australian Standard AS/NZS 2172:2003.  Each child is to have their own bed and a place to sleep that is welcoming, clean, comfortable and safe. 

Bed linen needs to be washed for each child, each time that child sleeps in the bed. Beds or cots are appropriate for the age and size of child. Beds and cots are to have an unobstructed gap, end to end and side to side of at least 70cm.

Light bed linen is the preferred option; it should be tucked in to the mattress to prevent the child from pulling bed linen over their head.

Remove pillows, doonas, loose bedding or fabric, lambs wool, bumpers and soft toys from cots. https://www.acecqa.gov.au/resources/supporting-materials/infosheet/safe-sleep-and-rest-practices