The safest place for your baby to sleep, for at least the first six months, is alone, on his or her back, in a safe crib placed near your bed. Breastfeeding and bonding are very important to your baby’s health. It is okay to nurse your baby in bed, but when it’s time to go to sleep, place your baby alongside your bed in his or her own separate space to protect against SIDS and accidents during sleep.
Remember the ABC's to Safe Sleep!
* Always place your baby on his or her back for sleep.
* Your baby should sleep on a firm mattress covered with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.
* Do NOT use side positioners. They can cause suffocation in infants.
* Remove all soft and loose bedding and other items from your baby’s sleep area (pillows, comforters, quilts, stuffed animals, etc.)
* Consider using a wearable blanket or other type of sleeper instead of loose blankets to keep your baby warm and safe.
* Make sure your baby has a safe place to sleep when visiting or traveling.
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