Caring for Our Children (CFOC)

Chapter 5: Facilities, Supplies, Equipment, and Environmental Health

5.4 Space and Equipment in Designated Areas

5.4.5 Sleep and Rest Areas Futons

Child-sized futons should be used only if they meet the following requirements:

  1. Not on a frame;
  2. Easily cleanable;
  3. Encased in a tight-fitting waterproof cover;
  4. Meet all other standards on sleep and rest areas (Section 5.4.5).
Frames pose an entrapment hazard. Futons that are easy to clean can be kept sanitary. Supervision is necessary to maintain adequate spacing of futons and ensure that bedding is not shared, thereby reducing transmission of infectious diseases and keeping children out of traffic areas.
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