Sleeping tips for infants
Healthy babies should sleep on their backs. This is one of the most important things you can do to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS. Do this when your baby is being put down for a nap or going to bed for the night.
At first, some babies don't like sleeping on their backs, but most get used to it. Remember, this is the best position for your baby.
Have the room at normal temperature and avoid placing the crib in a drafty area. It's fine to run your air conditioning during hot summer months, but avoid having the cool air blowing on the baby.
Additional helpful resources
- Safe to Sleep: www.nichd.nih.gov
- Safe Sleep Saves Lives: www.cjfirstcandle.org