While there is still a lot we don't know about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), we're learning more all the time. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently came out with new recommendations to help reduce infants' risk of SIDS and accidental suffocation during sleep.
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Watch the Infant Safe Sleep PSA
You should always put a baby to sleep:
- On his/her back
- In his/her own crib or bassinet
- On a firm sleep surface
- With no loose bedding
- In a sleep sack or onesie
- In the room with the caregivers
You should never put a baby to sleep:
- On his/her stomach or side
- With anyone else (even caregivers!)
- In an adult bed
- On a couch
- Under a blanket
- On a pillow
- With stuffed animals
- With crib bumper pads
- Near tobacco smoke
Get more information from the Infant Safe Sleep Partnership.
See the original AAP article for more infant sleep safety details.
Listen to infant sleep safety tips on Alice 105.9 featuring our Sleep Medicine Specialist, Dr. Ann Halbower: