Safe Sleep Resources

Tips for Safe Sleep in the Winter

As the nights are getting colder, it is important to remember to always put your baby to sleep safely, alone, on their back and in a crib.  Here are some more safe sleep winter tips:

1. Place your baby on their back to sleep. Babies are more at risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) when they sleep face down.
2. Babies are safest without soft bedding items around them. This includes pillows, quilts, bumpers and soft toys. 
3. If it's cold when you put him to sleep, dress him or her in a sleep sack or a footed onesie rather than a blanket.
4. Baby does not need to wear a hat or hood indoors and when he is sleeping. It is important to keep their heads and faces uncovered to reduce the risk of SIDS and to prevent suffocation.

Safe sleep resources:
SIDS of Illinois


Wednesday, November 12, 2014