October is Safe Sleep awareness month! Here are some tips about safe sleep, always great to get a friendly reminder because life gets hectic and we may forget. I know I am a good person who will forget 🤦♀️👶
Tips on Safe Sleeping
Have the baby sleep in an approved crib, pack and play, or bassinet.
No blankets, toys, stuffed animals, or pillows while the baby is sleeping in the crib.
Have infant always sleep on their back.
Tummy time is for when the infant and parent are awake.
Infant can be in the same room as parents, but baby needs to be in their crib or pack and play to sleep.
No smoking around the baby.
Avoid commercial products that say they reduce SIDS when they haven't been approved.
Don't overdress the baby or turn up the heat because the infant doesn't have a blanket. If it is comfortable for you, then it is comfortable for the baby to be in light sleep wear.
Give baby a clean and dry pacifier while in the crib, only if the infant wants it.
Feed baby outside of the crib. Once they fall asleep then put them safely on their back in their crib.
Baby can be in a safe sleep sack while sleeping in the crib or pack and play.
Even if baby is napping they still need to be in the crib or pack and play to nap and on their back.
Try to have a nightly routine with baby having low lights on.
REMEMBER, you are DOING an AMAZING JOB and IT'S OKAY to ask MANY questions!
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