Inspectors will be checking for the compliant cribs as of Jan. 1, 2013.
Day-care centers throughout the state are rushing to comply with new federal guidelines that require them to replace their cribs and dispose of the old ones.
By the end of the year, all child-care programs and licensed home-based providers must have new cribs that meet tougher federal safety standards.
Day-care programs in New Hampshire were notified by the state in April 2011 that inspectors will be checking for the compliant cribs as of Jan. 1, 2013. Despite having more than a year to prepare, many day-care centers are only now beginning to make the change.