Critical safe sleep tips every parent should know

We all know the saying back is best in regards to an infants sleeping, but now experts are giving us new guidelines to help prevent SIDS. We should continue to lay babies on their backs, but it is also important not to have items they can suffocate on in their beds. These items include toys, bumpers, and blankets. It is also important that your child sleeps in your room, but in their own bed, for a minimum of the first 6 months. All of these steps help to reduce the risk of SIDS.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sudden infant death syndrome still claims about 1.6000 infant lives, between the ages of 1 month to 1 year, annually.
  • Doctors and researchers together have made headway in identifying specific ways to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, also developing safety guidelines for parents.
  • Infants should share a room, though not a bed, with parents, while sleeping on a firm surface, with a tight sheet, and no additional items.

“Combined with the number of SIDS cases, over 3,000 babies die every year in sleep-related infant deaths.”

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