NAPTIME TO NIGHTIME
Things You Need to Know When Putting Baby to Sleep
 

  • Normal, healthy infants should ALWAYS sleep on their backs.
  • Normal, healthy infants should ALWAYS sleep on their backs.
  • Choose a crib which meets current federal and ASTM standards.
  • Choose a firm mattress that fits snugly in the crib.
  • Be sure the fitted crib sheet fits the mattress and covers the mattress corners.
  • Only a fitted crib sheet, mattress pad, and/or waterproof pad should be used between the baby and the crib mattress.
  • Quilts, comforters, and blankets should NEVER be placed under the baby.
  • NEVER place any covering higher than baby's shoulders.
  • NEVER place infants to sleep on pillows, sofa cushions, adult beds, waterbeds, beanbags, or any other surface not specifically designed for infant sleep
  • Do not overdress your baby. If you feel comfortable, your baby will too.
These important safety messages are brought to you by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. For a free brochure on safe selection and use of juvenile products, send a stamped, self-addressed, business size envelope to: JPMA Safety Brochure, 236 Route 38 West, Suite 100, Moorestown, NJ 08057 

 

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