With more dads staying home to take care of their children, it is important for both parents to know how to give their baby the safest sleeping environment possible. Here’s how:
REMEMBER THE ABCs OF SAFE SLEEP
A, Alone - No bed-sharing. Infants should never be placed to sleep in bed with a parent, sibling, or other caregiver. Nothing should ever be in the crib with an infant.
B, Back - An infant should never be placed to sleep on their side or stomach. Placing a baby to sleep on their stomach doubles the risk of death!
C, Crib- An infant should always sleep in a safety approved crib, bassinet, portable crib; free of any soft objects (pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, and/or bumper pads). The crib mattress or portable crib mat should be firm only a tight-fitting sheet.
For more ways to help your child sleep safely, click through the presentation below.
Dads on Duty
Credit: Denver Public Health
Brother’s United – Safe Sleep
Credit: Arkansas Public Health