Your child’s safety is your responsibility. The following series aims at providing tips to help you keep your baby out of harm from various situations & harms.

Baby Sleeping Safety

  • All infants should be put down for sleep on their backs to reduce the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also called SIDS.
  • Avoid soft bedding that might suffocate your baby, such as pillows, blankets, plush toys, and bumpers in the crib.
  • Crib slats should be 2 3/8 inches apart or less so head can’t get trapped.
  • Keep baby’s room at a moderate temperature and dress them in a way that they can’t overheat. This also reduces the risk of SIDS.
  • Share a bedroom with your newborn — but not a bed.
  • Avoid devices marketed to reduce the risk of SIDS, such as sleep positioners.
  • Nursing your baby and making sure that your baby gets all of the recommended vaccines can help protect against SIDS.
  • Don’t nurse in a chair or on a couch if you feel you might fall asleep.
  • If you baby falls asleep in a car seat, swing or carrier, try to remove her and lay her on a flat surface.
  • Try to have skin-to-skin contact with your baby.

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