Safe Sleep

What Does A Safe Sleep Environment Look Like?

You can reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death in the following ways.

Mom leaning over, looking at baby sleeping in crib, illustrating ways to reduce baby risk's of SIDS: Room share: give babies their own sleep space in your room, separate from your bed; Use a firm, flat, level sleep surface, covered by a fitted sheet; Remove everything from baby’s sleep area, except a fitted sheet to cover the mattress; No objects, toys, or other items; Use a wearable blanket to keep baby warm without blankets in the sleep area; Make sure baby’s head and face stay uncovered during sleep; Place babies on their backs to sleep, for naps and at night; Couches and armchairs are not safe for baby to sleep on alone, with people or pets; Keep baby’s surroundings smoke/vape free. Inset image shows baby sleeping in bassinet; bassinet is next to adult bed; mom is in adult bed looking at baby in bassinet.