The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) kicked off a SAFE SLEEP campaign earlier this year to educate parents and caregivers on how to provide a safe sleeping area for your child. For more information, visit www.cpsc.gov.
In light of baby safety month, we thought we’d share a few of the CPSC’s tips (and a few of our own), on how your baby can get to sleep safely (and you can rest easy too):
- Never use a playard or crib for more than one child
- Never leave a child unattended and always keep your child in view while in their playard
- Place infants to sleep on their backs
- Use a firm, tight-fitting mattress
- Never use extra padding, blankets or pillows under baby
- Remove pillows or thick comforters
- Positioning devices are not necessary and can be deadly
- Regularly check crib for loose, missing or broken parts or slats
- Do not try to fix a broken crib
- Place cribs or playards away from windows to avoid window covering or fall hazards
Do you have other sleep-related safety questions? Ask them here and we will do our best to answer them. Sweet Dreams!