- Baby should sleep alone, on their back, and in their crib
- All of these three together prevent SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and choking
- Make sure the crib is up to standards The ABC’s of Safe Sleep stand for Alone, on their Back, and in their Crib.
Babies should sleep alone in their crib, with no other pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, or bumper pads. They should wear sleeper clothing and no other covering (including blankets). Your baby should sleep on their back to reduce the risk of SIDS and choking. Research says that babies who sleep on their back are no more likely to choke than in other positions, and SIDS has declined since the American Academy of Pediatrics began recommending that babies sleep on their back. You can talk to your doctor to ask about your specific case. The crib or portable bassinette should be near you and be empty except for your baby.
To find more information, check out:
American Academy of Pediatrics. (2009). Sleep Position: Why Back is Best. Healthychildren.org. Retrieved from Sleep Position: Why Back is Best
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