SAFE SLEEP PRACTICES
Babies under 1 year of age are safest sleeping alone in their crib, bassinet or portable playard with a firm mattress. A baby sleeping in a bed not specifically made for infants, with an older child or adult, or with soft items, such as cushions, pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, bumpers, and more, puts the child at risk of SIDS.
ON MY BACK
Sleeping on the back is safest position for babies. It keeps the infant’s nose away from soft items that can easily deprive him or her of oxygen. A baby’s nose is much flatter and softer that an older child or adult, so their nose is very easily compressed or surrounded by soft materials. Back to sleep is best.
IN AN EMPTY CRIB
Putting a baby to sleep in an empty crib also helps to remove hazards that can cause SIDS. Soft items put the infant at risk. Putting babies to sleep in a sleep sack in an empty crib helps to keep them warm and safe.
For more information about the sleep sacks that we distribute, visit halosleep.com.
Additional Resources for Parents and Caregivers:
A Paren't Guide to Safe Sleep
Creating a Safe Sleep Area for Babies
Safe to Sleep Public Education Campaign
Safe Sleep for Babies Video
Information about SIDS & Safe Sleep
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