Having a newborn is an exciting time for new parents. Learning the best ways to care for your infant while he is sleeping can lead to better rest for both you and him.
Babies are not just small adults, and they need special sleeping arrangements to stay safe.
Every year, more than 2,500 infants in the U.S. die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the unexplained, sudden death of an infant under 1 year old. As the number one cause of death among infants aged 1 month to 1 year, SIDS is a terrifying reality that thousands of families have faced.
However, while the number of SIDS deaths over the years has fallen, the number of infants dying of suffocation from sleeping on inappropriate sleep surfaces (adult beds, chairs, sofas, etc.) has dramatically risen.
Keep Your Baby Safe
Here are some tips to help prevent SIDS and accidental suffocation.