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SAFE SLEEP: Safe Sleep Crib

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Seasons change. From sun to snowy weather, but the rules of safe sleep will always remain the same. Your baby’s safety should be top priority!  Safe sleep environments help families reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Where your baby sleeps is important to know before you bring the little one out for the day.

The crib is one of the most important factors in safe sleep. It is important to place your baby in a safe sleep space. Here are some things to do before placing your baby in a crib.

  1. Do your research. Make sure your baby is sleeping in a crib that is up to safety standards. The space between the slats should be NO MORE than 2 3/8’’ (about the width of a soda can).
  2. Remove bumpers, wedges and positioners from the crib.
  3. Remove all blankets in the crib, with only a fitted sheet over the mattress.

The summer is here and that means busy days. You can do your best as a parent by remembering and practicing safe sleep rules everywhere you go. Follow the rules of safe sleep to protect your little one from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The crib is just one part of safe sleep. Visit DE Thrives to learn about all the rules of safe sleep. Keep the site on hand, so you can review the safe sleep rules if you are away from home.

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