Safe Sleeping Policy

Place a baby…
• Alone in a safety approved crib
• Back to sleep for naptime and nighttime
• In a smoke-free, well-ventilated room
• The safest place for a baby to sleep is in a room where others sleep, but not in a shared bed.
• Remove all soft, fluffy bedding and toys from the sleep area.
• Keep baby’s room at a comfortable temperature – not too hot.
• Consider using a wearable blanket to avoid loose blankets in the sleep area.
• Breast feed, if possible.
• Provide “Tummy Time” when the baby is awake and supervised to help strengthen neck muscles and avoid flat spots on the head.
• Consider offering a pacifier at naptime and nighttime after one month of age.
• Share this information with everyone who cares for baby.
For more safe sleep information visit the sites below:
CJ Foundation for SIDS
American Academy of Pediatrics
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
NICHD publications