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Health Tip: Safer Sleep for Baby

👤by HealthDay 0 comments 🕔Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

(HealthDay News) -- Exactly what do worried parents need to do to keep baby safer while the infant is asleep?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:

Always put baby to sleep on the back, until baby turns a year old. If baby rolls over, you don't need to keep flipping the infant back. Just keep the crib clear of any objects, including pillows, bumper pads, toys and blankets. If baby falls asleep in a swing, or car seat, transfer baby to the crib as soon as possible. Make sure baby's crib mattress is firm. Don't let baby sleep in your bed. But for at least the first six months, put baby's crib in your bedroom. Never let baby sleep on a couch or chair. If you swaddle baby, make sure it's not too tight. Stop swaddling when baby tries to roll over.

-- Diana Kohnle

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