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To get a more in-depth description of any term in the Glossary, as well as a list of articles that relate to the term, just click on the term in the list of Terms below. You’ll be taken to a page that contains the Term, the Longer Description, and a list of articles related to that topic.


A drop-side crib, used until 2011, allowed easy access to a crib by allowing parents to lower one side of the crib. Deaths from loose mechanisms, in which babies were caught between the mattress and the side of the crib prompted their being outlawed in 2011. Newer cribs have sides that fold down from the top.