Do's & Don'ts
This baby is sleeping correctly, on his back with no pillows, blankets, or plush toys covering his breathing path.
Athough this picture is meant to be cute, this is a perfect example of how to NOT let your baby sleep; On their side, with a hat, a bear, and more than one plush blanket. Beware of the heat from these blankets as well.
Always put your baby to sleep in a crib with a firm mattress, tightly fitted sheets, light (but not naked) clothing, and NO other "decorations" or pillows with the sleeping infant. Even though it may be cute, it makes the baby's habitat dangerous!
Don't EVER dismiss the seriousness of SIDS or SUID. (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death)
Facts and Myths about SIDS:
Fact: A baby cannot catch SIDS. SIDS is not caused by an infection. Therefore it cannot spread.
2. Myth: Shots, vaccines, immunizations, and medicines cause SIDS.
Fact: Recent evidence suggests that shots for vaccines may have a protective effect against SIDS. All babies should see their health care providers regularly for well-baby checkups and should get their shots on time as recommended by their health care provider.