Safe Sleep Awareness Month is about providing insight and information to parents to protect their children from sleep-related injury or death. Throughout this month of creating awareness, we will be sharing safe sleep information and resources. Our goal has always been to educate and provide solutions to parents, as our company was founded by Bill Schmid, who tragically lost his own child to SIDS.
Remove bumpers, loose blankets, toys, pillows and other miscellaneous items within the crib.
Room Share, Don’t Bedshare
AAP recommends room sharing for the first few months, but advises against bed sharing.
No Sleeping on Soft Surfaces
Adult beds, sofas, water beds, quilts and fuzzy rugs are not safe for baby to sleep on.
A baby is at higher risk of SIDS when they are overheated. Maintain a comfortable room temperature (68 – 72°F) and avoid overfeeding.
Use a New Crib or Bassinet
When choosing a crib or bassinet, make sure it meets current safety standards and has a firm mattress. Do not use a crib that is more than 10 years old.
Breastfeed When Possible
Once feeding has been established, introduce a pacifier during napping to reduce the risk of SIDS.
Secondhand smoke can disturb your baby’s breathing.
Follow these guidelines to help ensure safe sleep for baby, and peaceful rest for you. And make sure to share with the expecting parents in your circle. Read more about our company's story and mission here.
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