DSS Child Care regulations say that infants shall be placed on their backs to sleep unless the parent provides a note from a physician specifying otherwise. Is it okay to put a baby down in a crib in any other position (other than their back) if the baby can roll over or has reached a certain age?
This is a question we are asked quite frequently, but you phrased it so well you actually gave the answer in your question. I like to answer by reminding everyone to look for words in regulations that refer to other regulations. The regulation does say that “infants” shall be placed on their backs to sleep unless the parent provides a note from a physician specifying otherwise. The regulations also define “infant” as being a child under 12 months of age. When you put those two regulations together as one, South Carolina Child Care regulations require that any child younger than 12 months of age shall be placed on their backs to sleep.