Safe Infant Sleep
New Hope Learning Center, The Colony Texas
Each year, about 3,500 infants die from a sleep-related death in the U.S. There are steps you and every infant caregiver can take to promote safe infant sleep:
Place your baby on their back to sleep for every sleep, including naps
Use a firm, flat mattress (not inclinded) with a well-fitted sheet.
Feed your baby only breastmilk for six months. Continue breastfeeding for at least two years.
Share your room with your baby. Keep baby near your bed on their own safety-approved sleep surface like a crib, bassinet, or portable play yard with no other people or pets.
Keep everything out of your baby's sleep area. Don't add blankets, pillows, quilts, bumper pads, crib liners, sitting devices, toys or other objects.
Avoid placing your baby to sleep on a couch, armchair, or seating device like a swing, baby seat, or car safety seat (except when in a car.)
This information is not just for parents. Share it with everyone who cares for an infant so they can better understand the importance of practicing safe infant sleep.