Helpful Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe: Safe To Sleep

Skip to Content

Accessible Navigation and Information

Use the following links to quickly navigate around the page. The number for each is the shortcut key.

Translate

You are on this page: Helpful Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe: Safe To Sleep

Publications

Pub. 5008 - Helpful Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe: Safe To Sleep

Saf to Sleep

Follow the ABCs of Safe Sleep. A-Alone-Baby should sleep alone. B-Back-Put baby on their back. C-Crib-put baby in a safe crib.

All babies need a place where it is safe to sleep. There are steps that parents and caretakers should take to make sure that it is “Safe to Sleep” when putting infants to bed, to prevent infant deaths from unsafe sleeping arrangements and to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

An increasing number of fatalities have been reported involving the sleeping arrangements of infants, including infants sleeping alone in unsafe surroundings as well as infants sleeping with other persons. SIDS is the sudden death of an infant under 1 year of age that remains unexplained after a complete investigation. SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants ages 1 month to 12 months.

The “safe to sleep” tips below can help keep your baby healthy and safe.

Pub. 5008 (06/15)