Parents, Make Sure Your Baby's Crib Does Not Have In-Bed Sleepers
A recent American investigative report found that in-bed sleepers were linked to at least 12 infant deaths between 2012 and 2018. Read more here!
⚠️ CR urges parents to stop using inclined sleepers or any sleep products—including in-bed sleepers—that do not meet federal safety requirements related to infant sleep. Learn more about #SafeSleep guidelines: https://t.co/ZUHplKQN0I
— Consumer Reports Advocacy (@CRAdvocacy) October 22, 2019
- Put infants younger than 6 months old to asleep alone and on their back.
- Place baby’s crib in your bedroom, but avoid letting her sleep on your bed until they reach age 1. If co-sleeping is unavoidable, have your baby sleep in your room — not on your bed, but in his own crib — for at least 6 months.
- Your baby’s safe sleep should be a safety-approved crib with a firm mattress and tight-fitting sheet.
- Your baby’s sleeping space should be clear of pillows, blankets, crib bumpers, stuffed toys, and other soft items. Your child may start using a pillow when he’s age 2 or 3
Parents, follow these guidelines and ensure there are no in-bed sleepers in your baby’s crib.