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Safe Sleep

To keep you baby safe while sleeping, follow these safe sleep steps from the Pennsylvania Department of Health

  1. Put your baby on their back to sleep until their first birthday.
  2. A baby should sleep in the same room as an adult, but in their own separate crib.
  3. Don't put crib bumpers, blankets, pillows or toys in your baby's crib.
  4. The only thing in baby's crib should a firm mattress and fitted sheet.
  5. Never put your baby to sleep in a crib made more than 10 years ago or that has missing or broken parts.
  6. Don't make the room your baby sleeps in too hot. Dress your baby in no more than one more layer than you are wearing.
  7. Always put your baby on their back in their crib after feeding.**
  8. Keep your baby away from smoke, alcohol and illegal drugs.

* Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
**Breastfeeding has been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS