Baby Sleep Safety: Reduce the Risk of SIDS

Reduce your baby's risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Learn how to create a safe baby sleep environment with this video courtesy of the NICHD.


[MUSIC] SIDS affects infants less than a year old, with ages up to four months being particularly vulnerable. If the baby is sleeping in the bed with someone else it increases the risk for SIDS or accidental suffocation. Now they can sleep in the same room with someone else, beside the bed. Just not in the bed. Nothing else in the sleep area. Remove all play items and soft objects from the crib at sleep time. And that includes bumper pads. Place baby on a firm, safety approved crib mattress. Avoid overdressing your baby, or setting the thermostat too high. And when it comes to sleeping always, always, always, place baby on his or her back. [MUSIC] [LAUGH] [MUSIC] And get some rest, cuz you're gonna need it. [LAUGH] [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC]

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