- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. (AP) - State regulators want to put a Webster Groves day care center on probation after the August death of a 7-month-old infant.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (bit.ly/12J1nbB ) reports that Webster Child Care Center was notified in late November of the state’s intent to impose a yearlong probation on its license.

Missouri officials found seven rule violations there following the death of 7-month-old Owen Habe.

The boy was napping with a weighted blanket. Those are often used as therapeutic tools to soothe older children averse to touch, but child safety experts don’t recommend those blankets for infants.

Center director Lisa Jones said the state effort is under appeal but declined further comment pending an administrative hearing.

The probation would impose increased monitoring by state regulators and extra training.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, https://www.stltoday.com

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