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Safe Sleeping for Infants

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

Why is safe sleeping important for infants?

Babies should be placed in safe surroundings to decrease the risk of accidental death. Death from suffocation, strangulation, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) can occur in certain sleeping situations. You can help keep your baby safe by learning how to safely put your baby to sleep. Share this information with grandparents, babysitters, and anyone else who cares for your baby.

How should I put my baby down to sleep?

What else can I do to decrease the risk for SIDS?

When should I contact my baby's pediatrician?

Care Agreement

You have the right to help plan your baby's care. Learn about your baby's health condition and how it may be treated. Discuss treatment options with your baby's healthcare providers to decide what care you want for your baby. The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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