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Safe Sleep for Infants
Follow these Safe Sleep Steps to keep your baby safe:
- Place baby alone on their back, in a crib, bassinet or pack n' play for every sleep time - nap time and night time.
- Use a firm mattress with a tightly fitted sheet.
- Keep baby's sleep space clutter free - no pillows, blankets or toys.
- Breastfeed, if you can. Breastfeeding support is available.
- Keep baby's sleep space where you can see and hear them. Share your room, not your bed.
- Avoid covering baby's head or overheating. Instead of a blanket, consider using a sleep sack, wearable blanket or footed sleeper to keep baby warm.
- Remind everyone who cares for your baby, including babysitters and family members, how to keep baby safe while sleeping.
Learn more about the Safe Sleep Steps and why they are recommended to keep your baby safe.
- Updated 2022 Recommendations for Reducing Infant Deaths in the Sleep Environment
- CPSC's New Federal Infant Sleep Products Safety Standard Takes Effect
- CPSC and Fisher-Price Warn Consumers About 13 Deaths in Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler and Newborn-to-Toddler Rockers: Advise Rockers Should Never Be Used for Sleep
- CPSC Approves Major New Federal Safety Standard for Infant Sleep Products
- Product Recalls by Consumer Product Safety Commission
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