Home & Work Environment
Safe Sleep Environment
You can reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), suffocation, and other sleep-related causes of infant death by creating a safe sleep environment for your baby. Babies should always sleep on their backs, alone in a crib, with no blankets, pillows or other objects. Keep your baby’s bed close to yours during the night, but don’t share your adult bed with your baby. Check to make sure the baby’s crib or bassinet meets current safety standards.
Never put your baby to sleep in a car seat, stroller, carrier, or swing. Your baby could suffocate.
Newborns usually sleep about 16 hours a day, but may only sleep for 1-2 hours at a time. Babies do not have regular sleep cycles until about 6 months of age. Different babies have different sleep needs. Talk with your baby’s doctor if you have concerns about your baby’s sleep.