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Checklist: How to Help Protect Your Baby from SIDS

Baby Care Basics: What is SIDS?
Baby Care Basics: What is SIDS?

___ Put baby to sleep on his back -- not on his side or tummy.

___ Keep all bedding, blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals out of the crib or bassinet.

___ Give your baby a pacifier at bedtime.

___ Make sure your baby isn't too warm or overdressed.

___ Place your baby's crib or bassinet in your room during the first six months.

___ Breastfed babies are less likely to die from SIDS.

___ Don't smoke. Exposure to smoke in the womb -- and secondhand smoke outside it -- increases the risk.

Excerpted from the AmericanBaby.com Ages & Stages weekly baby newsletter, Week 4.


Originally published on AmericanBaby.com, February 2006.

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