Safe Sleep: 3 Facts about Safe Sleep You Might Not Learn from your Parents

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Our best teachers are our parents and those who helped us grow up, which is why their advice is so important to us. However, when it comes to your baby and sleeping safely, their advice MAY be out of date. Here are three facts about safe sleep that your parents probably didn’t know back in the day:

  1. Sleeping with a baby in a bed raises the risk of suffocation and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Practice Safe Sleep. Share a room, not a bed! No one should sleep in bed with a baby.
  2. Anything besides a fitted sheet in a crib is not safe for a baby. Blankets, bumpers, quilts, pillows, and other items should never be in the crib. Decorate the room, but not the crib. Practice Safe Sleep, by removing these items around your baby while they are sleeping. These items increase the risk that a baby could suffocate or may cause other infant sleep related deaths.
  3. It is proven SAFE for babies to sleep on their backs. Having your baby sleep on their back can be one of the best positions for them. Help your baby sleep safely, and always have your baby sleep on their back.