Learn what not to put in a baby's crib
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a leading cause of death among infants 1 to 12 months old in the U.S. A safe crib can help reduce the risk of this sleep-related tragedy.
Safe cribs, safe sleep
Set the stage for safe sleep by banishing these five items from your baby's crib.
- Stuffed toys.
- Blankets, quilts, comforters or sheepskins.
- Bumper pads.
- Loose sheets.
It's also crucial to always put a baby on his or her back to sleep. It's the safest sleep position for an infant—for naps and at night.
Sources: American Academy of Pediatrics; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Library of Medicine
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