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Safe Sleep Checklist for Babies

Safe Sleep Checklist for Babies

Mar 19, 2023


Here is a general guideline that can be used as a starting point, but it is important to consult with a pediatrician for specific recommendations and guidelines for safe sleep:

  1. Always place your baby to sleep on their back, for every sleep time (including naps).
  2. Use a firm and flat sleep surface, such as a crib, bassinet, or play yard, with a fitted sheet.
  3. Avoid using soft bedding, such as blankets, pillows, bumper pads, and toys in the baby's sleep area.
  4. Make sure the baby's sleep area is free from any hazards, such as cords, wires, and curtains.
  5. Dress your baby appropriately for room temperature to avoid overheating or becoming too cold.
  6. Avoid smoking around your baby or exposing them to secondhand smoke.
  7. Breastfeed your baby if possible, as it may reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  8. Offer a pacifier at naptime and bedtime, as it may reduce the risk of SIDS.
  9. Keep the baby's sleep area in the same room where you sleep for at least the first six months, ideally for the first year of life.
  10. Do not allow your baby to sleep in a bed with other children or adults, as it increases the risk of suffocation and SIDS.

Always remember that following safe sleep guidelines can help protect your baby from sleep-related accidents and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It's important to consult with your pediatrician for any additional recommendations specific to your baby's individual needs.

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