Prepare while pregnant

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Follow these tips to make sure your baby is safe during nap time and at night:

  • Baby is on hisā„her back.
  • Baby is alone in an infant bed (crib, bassinet, pack-n-play).
  • Room share rather than bed share.
  • There is no smoking near baby.
  • No pillows, stuffed animals, bumper pads or toys are in the crib with baby.
  • If a blanket is used, it is tucked in. The blanket is not thick.
  • Baby is on a firm mattress. The sheet fits tightly.
  • Baby is in a safe crib, bassinet or pack-n-play
  • Baby is dressed in light sleep clothing.

For more information, read the American Academy of Pediatrics latest safe sleep recommendations.