Setting up a safe sleep space can feel overwhelming at times. Follow our checklist to make sure your babe is sleeping safely!
Your Newborn's Sleep
- Your newborn is placed on their back for all sleep times until their first birthday or when they are comfortable rolling both ways.
- They are sleeping alone (that means no docking stations, bumpers, blankets, stuffed animals, etc.)
- They are sleeping in their own space in a crib, bassinet or play yard
- They are dressed in fitted sleep clothing and in a controlled environment (dark room, comfortable temperature)
Your Babe's Crib
- Your crib or bassinet meets current safety standards
- It has slats that are no more than 2 3/8 inches apart
- Your crib has multiple mattress heights
- You've registered your crib for safety alerts
- Your crib mattress is firm and fits snug in the crib
Your Babe's Sleep Space
- Sleep area is free of bumpers and any loose objects.
- Sleep area should be firm and any sheets or pad covers should be firmly fitted
- Any artwork should be safely secured to the wall. Never hang glass decor above sleep areas.
- All cords should be completely inaccessible from the crib.
- Sleep area is set up away from windows, curtains, and canopies.
The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends room-sharing with your babe until they are at least 6 months old.
Opt for a mini crib for full size crib benefits in a small space!
This information is strictly for informational purposes and is not meant as, nor is a substitute for, professional advice.