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Keeping your baby safe is your top priority. Learn how to safely position your baby for sleep at naptime or bedtime to help prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants 1 month to 1 year old. Though SIDS remains unpredictable, you can help reduce your infant’s risk.
Bed-sharing increases the risk of sleep-related deaths, including SIDS. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends room-sharing without bed-sharing for the safest sleep environment.
Newborn babies donât yet have a sense of day and night. They wake often to eat â no matter what time it is.
At this age, babies generally have their days and nights straightened out. Many infants even “sleep through the night,” which means 5 or 6 hours at a time.
By this age, your baby should be on the way to having a regular sleep pattern, sleeping longer at night, and taking 2 or 3 naps during the day.
Sleep problems are common in the second half of a baby’s first year. It’s best to respond to your baby’s needs with the right balance of concern and consistency.
All new parents want their babies to sleep well. Here’s what to expect in that first year, and how to help your baby sleep.
Many parents struggle to get their toddlers to sleep. Get advice on how you can encourage sleep and promote habits that last a lifetime.
When you choose a crib, check it carefully to make sure that your baby’s sleep space is safe. Here’s how.
Your baby will spend a lot of time in the crib, and it’s your job to make sure it’s always a safe environment. Here’s how to ensure the safety of your littlest sleeper.
Because babies aren’t yet able to raise their heads, they need special protection from suffocation. But small children are at risk, too. Some simple rules can help you protect them.
Find out what the experts have to say.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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