LVMPD would like to remind all persons responsible for caring for an infant about the importance of safe sleeping for the child.
Please take a moment to view this important safety reminder: Safe to Sleep
The following are recommendations by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
- Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night. The back sleep position is the safest position for all babies, including preterm babies.
- Dress your baby in light sleep clothing, such as a one-piece sleeper, and do not use a blanket.
- Make sure nothing covers the baby’s head or face.
- Baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else.
- Use a firm sleep surface such as a mattress in a safety-approved* crib, covered by a fitted sheet.
- Do not use pillows, blankets, sheepskins or crib bumpers anywhere in your baby’s sleep area.
- Keep soft objects, toys and loose bedding out of your baby’s sleep area.
- Do not smoke or let anyone smoke around your baby.
As an additional precaution, the following is recommended by the Abuse and Neglect Detail of LVMPD:
- As the caregiver, do not fall asleep with the baby in your arms or while breast-feeding the baby.
*For more information on crib safety guidelines, contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission at 1-800-638-2772 or http://www.cpsc.gov.
For more information on Safe Sleeping contact the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at 1-800-505-CRIB (2742) or http://www.nichd.nih.gov/SIDS
LVMPD would like to thank you for always ensuring your baby is sleeping safely.