Keep your sleeping baby safe.
By following these simple steps, parents and caregivers can help prevent infant suffocation or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Safe Sleep for Baby Tips
- Place your baby to sleep on her back at naptime and night time
- Use a safety-approved crib with a firm, tight-fitting mattress
- Remove all soft bedding and toys from your baby's sleep area (this includes loose blankets, bumpers and positioners)
- DO NOT put your baby to sleep on any soft surface (sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheepskins, etc.)
- Room sharing is safer than bed-sharing
- DO NOT dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit
- DO NOT let anyone smoke around your baby or be in a room where someone has recently smoked
Educate relatives, baby sitters and other caregivers about these important safety tips.
Tummy time is important for babies while they are awake and being supervised. Place your baby on his or her tummy for playtime to help strengthen their upper body muscles.