Safe Infant Sleep
The following the guidelines help to prevent infant deaths from unsafe sleep environments:
An infant must sleep alone in a crib, portable crib, or bassinet. Those who breastfeed their child in bed should make sure to put him or her back in a crib, portable crib, or bassinet immediately after feeding.
Infants must always sleep on their back, even when they are at the stage where they roll over.
Pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, or other soft items should not be in an infant’s sleep area.
Crib bumpers may cause serious injuries and even death. Keeping crib bumpers out of an infant’s sleep area is the best way to avoid these dangers.
Keep an infant’s face uncovered during sleep for easy breathing. Use a sleeper instead of a blanket.
Don’t allow anyone to smoke around your baby.
Don’t overheat the infant. Generally, it is recommended to dress the infant in the same amount of clothing as adults are wearing.
Keep the room at a temperature that is comfortable for an adult.
Use a firm mattress with a tightly fitted sheet. Never let an infant sleep on soft surfaces, such as a couch or sofa, pillows, quilts, sheepskins, or blankets.
If you have any questions, please consult our pediatrician.
Regal Pediatrics is conveniently located in Rochester Hills MI, on Rochester Road just north of Auburn Road. We can be reached at 248-852-5177.
We look forward to serving your family’s medical needs 🙂