Tips on protecting your baby from SID’s

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death of a seemingly healthy baby while they sleep

Things to know about putting your baby to sleep safely and preventing SIDS. The risk factors include having items in the baby’s crib, the baby’s sleeping position, or the baby having underlying physical issues.

Back Sleeping is the Safest

To reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, the safest sleep position for babies is ALWAYS on their backs.

Tips to Help Reduce the Risk of SIDS:

  1. No Bumpers
    Prevent suffocation risk by not usinga bumper in cribs
  2. No Smoking
    Second hand smokes increases the risk of SIDS for babies
  3. Firm Mattress
    Make sure the crib mattress is firm
  4. Stomach Sleeping
    Always put baby to sleep on their back
  5. Don’t over heat baby
    Keep room temperature between 68°-72° and don’t over dress baby
  6. Nothing in the crib
    Keep plush toys and blankets out of the crib.
  7. Fitted Sheets
    Make sure sheets are tightly fitted to the mattress, not be loose
  8. Vaccinations
    Make sure your baby is up-to-date with vaccines
  9. Breastfeeding
    It has been found that breastfeeding your baby can lower the risk
  10. Sleeping in the same room
    Sleeping in the same room as the parents–not co-sleep
  11. Use a Pacifier
    Putting baby to sleep with a pacifier reduces the risk of SIDS

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