Reduce the Risk of SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death
- Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night, to reduce the risk of SIDS.
- Use a firm sleep surface, covered by a fitted sheet, to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related cause of infant death.
- Your baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch, or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else.
- Keep soft objects, toys and loose bedding out of your baby’s sleep area to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep related cause of infant death.
- To reduce the risk of SIDS, women should: Get regular health care during pregnancy, and Not smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs during pregnancy or after the baby is born.
- To reduce the risk of SIDS, do not smoke during pregnancy, and do not smoke or allow smoking around your baby.
- Breastfeed your baby to reduce the risk of SIDS
- Give your baby a dry pacifier that is not attached to a string for naps and at night to reduce the risk of SIDS.
- Do not let your baby get too hot during sleep
- Follow health care provider guidance on your baby’s vaccine and regular check ups.
- Avoid products that claim to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death.
- Do not use home heart or breathing monitors to reduce thee risk of SIDS.
- Give you baby plenty of Tummy Time when he or she is awake and when someone is watching.