Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Creating a Safe Sleep environment for your baby will help him or her sleep safely and reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

  • Provide a smoke free environment - both before and after birth
  • Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep - night time and nap time
  • Place your baby to sleep in a crib next to the adult's bed for first 6 months
  • Provide a safe crib environment that has no toys or loose bedding (use only a fitted sheet)

Fast facts

Supervised tummy time during play is important to your baby's healthy muscle development.

Putting the crib next to your bed makes it easier to breastfeed at night. Some research has shown that breastfeeding reduces the risk of SIDS.

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