Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-116a - Napping and sleeping

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Rest period. Each child shall have a daily, supervised rest period as needed. Each child who does not nap or sleep shall be given the opportunity for quiet play.
(b) Safe sleep practices for children in care.
(1) Each applicant with a temporary permit and each licensee shall develop and implement safe sleep practices for children in care who are napping or sleeping.
(2) Each applicant with a temporary permit and each licensee shall ensure that the safe sleep practices are discussed with the parent or legal guardian of each child before the first day of care.
(3) Each provider shall follow the safe sleep practices of the facility.
(4) Each child who is 12 months of age or older shall nap or sleep on a bed, a cot, the lower bunk of a bunk bed, or a pad over a carpet or area rug on the floor.
(5) Each applicant with a temporary permit and each licensee shall ensure that all of the following requirements are met for each child in care who is under 12 months of age.
(A) The child shall nap or sleep in a crib or a playpen. Stacking cribs or bassinets shall not be used. Cribs with water-bed mattresses shall not be used.
(B) If the child falls asleep on a surface other than a crib or playpen, the child shall be moved to a crib or playpen.
(C) The child shall not nap or sleep in the same crib or playpen as that occupied by another child at the same time.
(D) The child shall be placed on the child's back to nap or sleep.
(E) When the child is able to turn over independently, the child shall be placed on the child's back but then shall be allowed to remain in a position preferred by the child. Wedges or infant positioners shall not be used.
(F) The child shall sleep in a crib or a playpen that is free of any soft items, which may include pillows, quilts, heavy blankets, bumpers, and toys.
(G) If a lightweight blanket is used, the blanket shall be tucked along the sides and foot of the mattress. The blanket shall not be placed higher than the child's chest. The head of the child shall remain uncovered. The child may nap or sleep in sleep clothing, including sleepers and sleep sacks, in place of a lightweight blanket.
(c) Napping or sleeping surfaces. Each applicant with a temporary permit and each licensee shall ensure that the following requirements are met for all napping or sleeping surfaces:
(1) Clean, individual bedding shall be provided for each child.
(2) Each surface used for napping or sleeping shall be kept clean, of safe construction, and maintained in good repair.
(3) Each crib and each playpen shall be used only for children who meet the manufacturer's recommendations for use, including any age, height, or weight limitations. The manufacturer's instructions for use, including any recommendations for use, shall be kept on file at the facility.
(4) Each crib and each playpen shall have a firm, tight-fitting mattress and a fitted sheet. The mattress shall be set at its lowest point when any child using the crib or playpen becomes able either to sit up or to pull up to a standing position inside the crib or playpen, whichever occurs first, to ensure that the child cannot climb out of the crib or playpen.
(5) If a crib or playpen is slatted, the slats shall be spaced not more than 23/8 inches apart.
(6) On and after December 28, 2012, each applicant, each applicant with a temporary permit, and each licensee shall ensure that no crib purchased before June 28, 2011 is in use in the facility.
(7) Each pad used for napping or sleeping shall be at least ½ inch thick, washable or enclosed in a washable cover, and long enough so that the child's head and feet rest on the pad. Clean, individual bedding, including a bottom and a top cover, shall be provided for each child.
(8) Cribs, cots, playpens, and pads, when in use for napping or sleeping, shall be separated by at least 24 inches in all directions except when bordering on the wall.
(9) When not in use, cribs, cots, playpens, pads, and bedding shall be stored in a clean and sanitary manner.
(d) Consumer warning or recall. Each applicant with a temporary permit and each licensee shall make any necessary changes to follow the recommendations of any consumer warning or recall of a crib or a playpen as soon as the warning or recall is known.
(e) Transition from crib or playpen. The determination of when a child who is 12 months of age or older is ready to transition from a crib or a playpen to another napping or sleeping surface shall be made by the parent or guardian of the child and by either the applicant with a temporary permit or the licensee. The requirements of paragraphs (c)(3) and (4) for a child using a crib or playpen shall apply.

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Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-4-116a
Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 2010 Supp. 65-508; effective Feb. 3, 2012.

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