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reduce the risk of SIDS?
Many infants die during sleep from unsafe sleep environments. Some of these
deaths are from entrapment, suffocation, and strangulation. Some infants die
from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). However, there are ways for parents
to keep their sleeping baby safe.
Read on for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics on how
parents can create a safe sleep environment for their babies. This information
should also be shared with anyone who cares for babies, including grandparents,
family, friends, babysitters, and child care centers.
Note: These recommendations are for healthy babies up Io 1 year of age. A very
smail number of babies with certain medical conditions may need io be placed to
sleep on their stomachs. Your baby's doctor can teil you what is best for your
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« Place your baby to sleep on his back for every sicep. Babies up to 1
year of age should always be placed on thelr hacks to sleep during
naps and at night. However, if your baby has roiled from his back to
his side or stomach on his own, he can be left in that position if he is
already able to roll From tummy to back ano back to tummy. If your
baby falls asleep in a car safety seat, stroller, swing, infant carrier, or
infant sling he should be moved to a firm sieep surface as soon as
. Place your baby to sleep on a firm sleep surface. The crib, bassinet,
portable crib, or play yard should meet current safety standards.
Check to make sure the product has not been recalled. Do not use a
crib that is broken or missing parts, or has drop-side rails. Cover the
mattress that comes with the product with a fitted sheet. Do not put
blankets or pillows between the mattress and the fitted sheet. Never
put your baby to sleep on a chair, sofa, water bed, cushion, or
sheepskin. For more information about crib safety standards, visit
the Consumer Product Safety Commission Web site at
- Keep soft objects, loose bedding, or any objects that could increase
the risk of entrapment, suffocation, or strangulation out of the crib.
Pillows, gquilis. comforters, shecpskins, bumper pads, and stuffed
toys can cause your baby to suffocate. Note: Research has not
shown us when it's 100% safe to have these objects in the crib;
however, most experts agree that after 12 months of age these
abjects pose little risk to healthy babies.
+ Place your baby to sleep in the same room where you sleep but not
the same bed. Keep the crib or bassinet within an arm's reach of
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