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  • Liya Leng, MD, MPH

Baby Sleep Safety

Where your baby will sleep is one of the first decisions you will make as a new parent.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your baby sleep In a bassinet or crib next to your bed. Babies who sleep near, but not in the same bed, as their parents have the lowest risk of SUID (sudden unexpected infant death).


Along those lines, they recommend that the sleeping surface be fairly firm and to not have anything loose in the crib. This includes things such as a second sheet, a blanket, or stuffed animals, to minimize the risk of suffocation.