There are around 3,500 sleep-related deaths every year among babies in the US. There have been big improvements in reducing baby deaths during sleep since the 1990s. Implementing safe sleep techniques can help reduce the risk of sleep related deaths (including unknown causes, SIDs, and accidental suffocation).
Safe Sleep Techniques
- Remove blankets, pillows, toys, and bumper pads
- Share a room, but do not share a bed
- Place babies on their backs for every sleep
- Use a firm sleep surface in a safety-approved crib
AAP Safe Sleep
CDC Safe Sleep
Newborn Sleep Patterns
Safe to Sleep
March of Dimes
Child Passenger Safety
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