Jul 10th, 2023
Practicing safe sleep is important to your child’s health and safety. Practicing safe sleep for every nap, and at nighttime, every time your baby sleeps. Safe Sleep practices decreases the risk of accidental suffocation and the risk of SIDS.
ABCs of safe sleep: Alone, on their Back, in their Crib
- Dress infants with one layer more than you wear, i.e., footed pajamas and a sleep sack/wearable blanket
- Nothing extra in the crib, i.e. pillows, bumpers, blankets, mobiles
- Be sure to use a firm mattress with a fitted sheet
- Do not leave infants in car seats or swings to sleep
- Not smoking around your child as well as using pacifiers can lower the risk of SIDS