Here is a general guideline that can be used as a starting point, but it is important to consult with a pediatrician for specific recommendations and guidelines for safe sleep:
- Always place your baby to sleep on their back, for every sleep time (including naps).
- Use a firm and flat sleep surface, such as a crib, bassinet, or play yard, with a fitted sheet.
- Avoid using soft bedding, such as blankets, pillows, bumper pads, and toys in the baby's sleep area.
- Make sure the baby's sleep area is free from any hazards, such as cords, wires, and curtains.
- Dress your baby appropriately for room temperature to avoid overheating or becoming too cold.
- Avoid smoking around your baby or exposing them to secondhand smoke.
- Breastfeed your baby if possible, as it may reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
- Offer a pacifier at naptime and bedtime, as it may reduce the risk of SIDS.
- Keep the baby's sleep area in the same room where you sleep for at least the first six months, ideally for the first year of life.
- Do not allow your baby to sleep in a bed with other children or adults, as it increases the risk of suffocation and SIDS.
Always remember that following safe sleep guidelines can help protect your baby from sleep-related accidents and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). It's important to consult with your pediatrician for any additional recommendations specific to your baby's individual needs.