Creating a safe sleep environment for your baby will help him or her sleep safely and reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Here are four steps that you can take to help create a safe sleep environment for your baby:
- Provide a smoke-free environment both before and after birth.
- Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep during night time and nap time.
- Place your baby to sleep in a crib next to the adult’s bed for the first six months.
- Provide a safe crib environment that has no toys or loose bedding (use only a fitted sheet).
For more information on these four important steps please visit the PHAC website.