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.
- Breastfeed your baby to reduce the risk of SIDS or sleep-related death.
- Do not smoke around baby or expose baby to smoke.