Learning about Safe Sleep is as easy as learning the ABC's!
Alone - one baby per crib
On Back - placed on back for every sleep for the first year of life
In a safe Crib, Bassinet, or Portable Play Yard
In a Smoke - Free Environment Room-share with your baby, do not bed share
Use a firm crib mattress with a fitted sheet
Do not share a sleeping surface with baby
Use a wearable blanket (e.g. sleep sack) to keep baby warm - do not use blankets, quilts or loose bedding
Breastfeeding is recommended over formula, but FED IS BEST!
Ask your doctor or nurse for advice about safe sleep for your baby; not grandmother or other mothers.
Times have changed and so has advice!
If you have any questions, send us an email SIDS@sidsillinois.org