Children’s beds and playpens
If you sell children’s beds and playpens or use them, you must observe the provisions of the Commodities Act Decree on Children’s Beds and Playpens (Warenwetbesluit kinderbedden en –boxen). The Decree establishes, for instance, requirements for the height of the sidewalls and the distance between the bars. Supplementary requirements for children's beds and playpens used in child care services are outlined in the Children’s Beds and Playpens in Child Care (Commodities Act) Additional Regulations (Warenwetregeling nadere eisen kinderbedden en -boxen kinderopvang). Dutch health and safety requirements and European standards are also incorporated into these regulations.
Please note: The technical requirements that apply in the Netherlands to children's beds and playpens differ from those of other EU Member States. If a children's bed or playpen is already permitted in another EU Member State, the Dutch government may only prohibit its sale in the Netherlands in exceptional cases.