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US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued Bare is Best: Safe Sleep Tips to provide parents and consumers with useful tips to give infants the safest sleep environment possible.

The tips are:

Back to sleep

  • Always place baby on back to sleep—this helps prevent suffocation and reduces SIDS.

 

Sleep Space

  • Use a crib, play yard and bassinet that meets current CPSC standards. Follow manufacturers’ assembly directions for play yards, and do not add extra padding, pillows, blankets or other soft bedding.
  • Use a firm, tightfitting crib mattress.
  • Regularly check crib for loose, missing or broken parts or slats.
  • Keep baby monitor cords, lamp cords, telephone cords, and night light cords at least 3 feet away from the crib. Children can wrap the cords around their necks and strangle.
  • Be sure to check if your nursery items have been recalled.

The tips was made public on September 11, 2017.

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