Safe Sleep for Babies
The ABC’S of Safe Sleep:
Alone – Sleep Alone:
- Put babies to sleep alone with no other adult or child sharing the sleep surface
Back – On their Backs with no blankets or bedding
- Babies should sleep on their backs in a crib or on another firm surface. The surface should be clear of all objects except for a mattress, tight-fitting bottom sheet, and the baby. If the baby leaves an impression on the mattress, the surface is too soft.
Crib – In a Crib and cool (70 degrees)
- Dress your baby lightly and keep the room cool.
Smoke-free – In a Smoke free environment
- Keep babies away from second hand smoke. It’s bad for everyone and especially babies. Never smoke in a house with a baby and ask anyone who cares for your baby not to smoke around them.
(Thank you to the Texas Department of Family Services)