Safe Infant Sleep

Every caregiver can plan for safe infant sleep. 

Every night. Every nap. Every feeding. Every time.

There are steps everyone who cares for a baby can take to ensure safe infant sleep. Following these steps for the first year of a baby’s life will help the baby sleep safe and sound.

  • Place the baby on their back to sleep for every sleep, including naps.
  • Use a firm, flat mattress (not inclined) with a well-fitted sheet.
  • Keep everything out of a baby’s sleep area – no blankets, pillows, quilts, bumper pads, crib liners, sitting devices, toys, or other objects.
  • Avoid placing a baby to sleep on a couch, armchair, or seating device like a swing, baby seat, or car safety seat (except when in a car).

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