Babies should always sleep alone. There should never be anything else in a baby's sleep space except for the baby. A pacifier is permissable if the baby uses one, but if breastfeeding please wait until breastfeeding is well established. Pacifiers should not be attached to a string, cord, stuffed animal or anything else.
A baby should always sleep on his/her back for every sleep time both night and naps. Back sleeping on a firm surface decreases the risk of SIDS.
Babies should sleep in a clean, clear crib. A baby's crib should contain a fitted sheet only; no blankets, toys, pillows, bumpers, or other items that could cover a a baby's face and suffocate them. Cribs, bassinets and pack & plays with firm mattresses are the only safe places for babies to sleep. If you need help providing a safe sleep space for your little one click here, we can help!
Drinking and drug use impair your ability to care for a baby, making bed sharing and other unsafe sleep even more dangerous for the baby.