Safety and Injury Prevention Safe Sleep for Baby Over 1,000 infants die each year from sleep-related incidents like suffocation.Here are the guidelines for safe sleep and preventing SIDS and suffocation for the first 12 months: Always pace babies on their backs for sleep. Tummy time is ok when awake, but should always be placed on their backs for sleeping. Babies should always be placed on a flat safe surface for sleep, like a crib or pack-n-play. Never lay baby in bed with you to sleep; co-sleeping can be very dangerous for infants Never sleep baby in a car seat - they are only for traveling Room-sharing is much safer than bed-sharingNever leave any blankets, pillows, bumpers or toys in a crib during sleep time. Avoid overdressing baby or setting the thermostat too high Never allow anyone to smoke around baby Remember to educate family and care givers on these lifesaving rules for safe sleepHere is a video on the ABCs of Safe Sleep. TRAUMA & ACUTE CARE SURGERY Follow Injury Prevention at CoxHealth on Facebook. Get the latest injury prevention tips, news, and other updates from CoxHealth. right Follow Injury Prevention at CoxHealth on Facebook.