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Safe Sleeping: A Parent's Guide to Safe Sleep

Prevention of SIDS

Your baby's sleeping needs are straightforward: a safe crib with a firm, flat, mattress. To decrease the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), your baby should always be placed on his or her back when it is time to sleep. The sleeping surface should be firm and flat with no bumper pads, blankets, soft objects, loose bedding or stuffed toys. Use a sleep sack for baby instead of blankets. 

Never place your baby to sleep on an adult bed, sofa or chair, pillows, quilts or blankets. Baby should always sleep alone in their safety-approved crib, bassinet or portable play area. The National Institute of Child Health and Development says breastfeeding your baby may reduce the risk of SIDS or sleep-related death.

Halo Sleep Sacks

You will receive a free Halo Sleep sack for your newborn to wear during his or her hospital stay. Additional Sleep sacks can be purchased from the Sunshine Gift Shop or from local retailers. Larger sizes are also available.