Safe Sleeping

Deciding where your baby sleeps is important. The Canadian Paediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics state that the safest place for your baby to sleep is in a crib, in your room for the first six months. This sleeping arrangement can reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) which is the sudden and unexpected death of a baby under one year of age. SIDS is the leading cause of death in healthy infants between one month and one year of age in Canada. Co-sleeping increases the risk of SIDS and certain parental risk factors further increase that risk when co-sleeping.