The safest place for an infant or child to sleep is in a fully functional, properly assembled, JPMA certified: crib, bassinet, cradle, play yard, or toddler bed.
Creating a safe sleep environment for baby is the best thing you can do to ensure the first years are happy and healthy. Each year hundreds of deaths occur when children are placed in a sleep environment that is not specifically designed for children. The safest place for a child to sleep is in a fully functional, properly assembled crib.
While every family is unique, it’s best to determine your best sleep plan and what’s right for your entire family. The practice of co-sleeping, or sharing a bed with your infant, is controversial, a personal decision and one that should not be taken lightly. It’s important to weigh the pros and cons and consider room sharing as a safer alternative.
With some careful planning, naptime and nighttime can be a pleasant experience for both you and your baby. Make every night a safe night!