- Always place you baby on his or her back to sleep
- Avoid smoking around infants
- Avoid overheating in the crib
- Use a firm, tight-fitting mattress in a crib that meets current safety standards
- Do not use bumper pads
Never place your child on a water bed, bean bag or any kind of furniture that is soft. Your baby’s nose or mouth may become blocked and he or she may suffocate.
Avoid putting your baby in bed with you. Unlike cribs, which are designed to meet safety standards for babies, adult beds are not designed for a baby and may trap the baby and cause suffocation. Room-sharing, but not bed-sharing, is recommended.