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Safe sleeping practices for babies.

According to the CDC [1], every year about 3,500 babies die from sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs).  While we still don't know that much about it, it has been shows that practicing safe sleeping habits can reduce the risk greatly.


Findings published by the journal Pediatrics [2], shows that many parents do not follow any of the safe sleeping practices that are well-known to reduce the risk of SUIDs and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).  The number one rule being to put your baby to sleep on her back.

Here are the a few main safe sleeping practices:

1. Put your baby to sleep on her back, at the very least until their 1st birthday.  This counts for both night time sleeping, as well as naps.  It has been shown over and over that babies that sleep on their backs are much less likely to die from SIDS than babies that sleep on their stomach.  Even if your baby suffers from gastroesophageal reflex, it is still better to have her sleep on her back.

2. A firm sleeping surface is a s…