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SAFE SLEEP: Traveling with Baby

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Holidays, vacations, and overnight stays with family and friends are usually places not entirely made friendly for your baby to sleep safe. As a parent, it is important to ask questions and be prepared to create a safe place for your baby while you travel!

Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when travelling with your baby:

  1. Will your baby be able to sleep alone and on their backs? Even when traveling, your baby should never sleep in a bed with anyone. They should always be in a safe crib or bassinet and sleep on their backs.
  2. Will your baby be able to sleep in an environment free of potential choking hazards? Nothing should be in the crib with your baby.
  3. Will your baby be able to sleep safely while in transit? Having your child sleep in its car seat for long periods of time is not recommended. Your baby should be able to sleep safely and correctly while in long travel situations, and you should always be checking them to be sure they are sleeping safe.
  4. Will your baby be in a smoke free environment? Make sure that friends and family members do not smoke while around your baby. This includes in the house or room your baby is staying in, it is important for your baby’s health!

You should always keep in mind the Four Rules of Safe Sleep as well, no matter where you are

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