Help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related infant deaths by following the ABCs of safe sleep:
Alone – Babies should sleep alone in their own separate space. Keep your baby’s crib or bassinet in the same room where you sleep until your baby is at least six months old, but no bed-sharing.
Back – Babies should be placed on their back for all sleep times, including naps and at night. Babies who sleep on their backs are much less likely to die of SIDS than babies who sleep on their sides or stomachs.
Crib – Babies should sleep in a crib or bassinet that meets safety standards. The mattress should be firm and covered with a tight-fitting sheet. Keep blankets, pillows, quilts, crib bumpers and soft toys out of your baby’s sleeping space to avoid risk of suffocation or entrapment.
Learn more about SIDS and how to create a safe sleep area for infants by visiting https://www.weldchildcare.com/safety/safe_sleep.