Office of Child Welfare

Safe Sleep

sleeping baby

With the arrival of a new baby, you may experience a wave of emotions. Many parents focus on bonding, feeding, and most importantly, sleeping. While it’s no secret, many caregivers are exhausted once their baby arrives, safe sleep practices should never be ignored. The risk is too great.

Before you decide where your baby will sleep, consider the facts about sleep-related infant death. We hope the information on the following pages will help you, and encourage you to talk to your child’s doctor or other professionals if you have any questions or concerns about your new baby.


REMEMBER BABIES SLEEP SAFEST:

ALONE

ON THEIR BACK

IN A CRIB