Safe Sleep for Infants

Around 3,500 babies in the United States lose their lives each year to sleep related deaths, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and suffocation. Here are some tips to help reduce the risk of losing your child.

Baby sleeps ALONE — no toys, blankets, pillows, bumpers, or bed-sharing

Baby sleeps on their BACK — never place your baby on their side or stomach

Baby sleeps in a CRIB, bassinet, or play yard — for every single sleep including naps and night your child needs to be in a safe sleep place with a firm mattress and tight-fitted sheet (no sleepers, nappers, loungers, bassinests, or other similar baby apparatuses)

For more guidelines to keep your child safe visit the American Academy of Pediatrics Safe Sleep Guidelines.

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Katie Coleman