ABC's of Safe Sleep
A. Alone: Baby should sleep alone without blankets, toys, stuffed animals or pillows.
B. Back: Place Baby to sleep on his/her back for all sleep.
C. Crib: Cribs or bassinets are the safest places for for babies to sleep. Making Sure Your Crib is Safe!
- Public Health Nurses work with families to educate them on safe sleep practices.
- Room-sharing without bed-sharing is recommended.
- Place baby on their backs for every sleep.
- Cribs should have firm, fitted mattress. No soft bedding or other objects.
- Prenatal Care for pregnant women is important.
- Avoid smoking during pregnancy and around your baby after birth.
- Avoid alcohol and illicit drug use during pregnancy and after birth.
- Breastfeed is recommended.
- Consider pacifier use at bedtime and naps.
- Avoid overheating.
- Do not use commercial devices marketed to reduce the risk of SIDS.
- Immunize and obtain regular well-child visits.
- CDC-Safe Sleep updates
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development- Safe to Sleep Public Education Campaign.
- Consumer Product Safety Commission - Crib Safety information
- Safe Sleep Myth or Truth