Safe Infant Sleep Checklist

Download our Safe Infant Sleep Checklist.  Make sure anyone who cares for your infant is aware of safe sleep practices.

  • Place your baby to sleep alone, on their back, in a crib on an air permeable/breathe-through crib mattress should they roll over unattended.
  • Use a firm crib mattress – preferably one that meets International firmness standards.
  • Keep all loose items including blankets, pillow, and sheets out of the crib – no wedges should be used.
  • Give your infant a pacifier for sleeping.
  • Avoid overheating your baby – air permeable/breathe-through crib mattresses are preferred.
  • Breastfeed your baby.
  • Don’t smoke or expose your infant to second-hand smoke.
  • Don’t use illicit drugs or drink alcohol while pregnant or while caring for an infant.
  • Avoid devices that claim they prevent SIDS.
  • Immunize your baby following the AAP’s recommended schedule.
  • Provide tummy time for your infant.  Breathe-through crib mattresses provide a safe option for tummy time.

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