The MISSION Petition
Many of our readers, and followers may have heard us talking about our MISSION petition, and wondering what exactly that means. Now that the blog is up and running, and doing well I wanted to talk about MISSION and the crib bumper petition we are working on. Currently stuck with just over 50 signatures, and looking to make it to 1000 before September.
This is where we need your help! 50 names on a petition may be a good amount, but it is not going to a large consumer safety organization to push in the direction we need to be moving.
So who is MISSION? MISSION stands for Mothers Investigating Safe Sleep Options for Newborns. Something that we clearly need in our country since there are so many crib related injuries annually. Recently the Nap Nanny was re-called because of an infant death, when the culprit of the death was suffocation on the crib bumper. The crib bumpers were not investigated or even cited in any publications as a hazard.
“We the undersigned, alongside MISSION, Mothers Investigating Safe Sleep Options for Newborns, are urgently requesting parents, physicians, medical professionals, and our local government, all who have a vital interest in the well-being of America’s children, to call to action an investigation of traditional crib bumpers. Without your help, countless parents will unknowingly put their child at risk.
By signing this petition, you will help heighten awareness, increase interest in safe sleeping environments for babies, and most importantly express that traditional bumpers are dangerous, should not be used in a child’s crib and that the Consumer Product Safety Commission should take action to investigate the deaths caused by this product.”