Protect Your Infant from SIDS and other causes of sleep-related deaths

All infants should be placed on their backs to sleep until 1 year of age.

Place the baby to sleep on a firm, flat mattress with only a fitted sheet.

Car safety seats, strollers, swings, infant carriers and infant slings should not be used for routine sleep.

Room sharing in separate beds is recommended, but bed sharing with anybody else, including twins, is not.

Keep loose bedding and soft objects such as pillows, quilts, comforters, bumper pads or sheepskin out of the crib.

Avoid smoke exposure, alcohol and illicit drug use during pregnancy and after birth as they are associated with an increased SIDS risk.


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