Boppy | Safe Sleep - Promoting Safe and Sound Sleep for Baby

Separate Sleeper

Place your baby’s separate, safe sleep space near your bed. No bed sharing!

Environment

Make sure your baby’s room is well-ventilated and a comfortable temperature.

Comfy Crib

Use a crib that meets current safety standards. The mattress should be firm and fit snuggly in the crib

Soft Surfaces

Never place your baby to sleep on top of any soft surface. This includes adult beds, sofas, chairs, waterbeds, pillows, cushions, comforters, and sheepskins.

Loose Items

Never put anything soft, loose, or fluffy in your baby’s sleep space, including Boppy® Pillows.

No Smoking

Never expose your baby to cigarette smoke!

Sleeping Safe and Sound

In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics began recommending parents put their babies to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Since its inception, the Back-to-Sleep campaign (now called Safe-to-Sleep) is credited with reducing SIDS deaths by more than 50%.

Each year in the United States, more than 4,500 infants die suddenly of no immediate, obvious cause. The majority of these deaths are the result of unsafe sleep practices are preventable.*

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First Candle + The Boppy Company

As a leading national nonprofit dedicated to the survival of babies throughout the first years of life, First Candle is partnering with The Boppy Company to educate parents on the importance of safe sleeping practices for infants. First Candle applauds Boppy for, “their efforts to ensure that every parent understands the importance of protecting their baby while they sleep.”

Source: Safe Sleep and Your Baby: How Parents Can Reduce the Risk of SIDS and Suffocation (Copyright © 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics)

Learn more here and don’t forget to check out http://www.firstcandle.org/

*Source: First Candle

What You Can Do

Safe Sleeping Position
Always place your baby to sleep on her back. Side and tummy positions are not safe.... read more
Always place your baby to sleep on her back. Side and tummy positions are not safe. read less
Firm Sleeping Surface
Never place your baby to sleep on top of any soft surface. This includes adult beds, sofas, chairs, waterbeds, pillows, cushions, comforters and sheepskins.... read more
Never place your baby to sleep on top of any soft surface. This includes adult beds, sofas, chairs, waterbeds, pillows, cushions, comforters and sheepskins. read less
Crib Safety
Use a crib that meets current safety standards. The mattress should be firm and fit snuggly in the crib.... read more
Use a crib that meets current safety standards. The mattress should be firm and fit snuggly in the crib. read less
Sleep in the same room, not the same bed
Place your baby’s separate, safe sleep space near your bed. No bed sharing!... read more
Place your baby’s separate, safe sleep space near your bed. No bed sharing! read less
No Smoke
Never expose your baby to cigarette smoke!... read more
Never expose your baby to cigarette smoke! read less
Do not let your baby get too hot
To prevent your baby from overheating, don’t overdress or add blankets to the crib. If it is cold, add another layer under your baby’s wearable blanket.... read more
To prevent your baby from overheating, don’t overdress or add blankets to the crib. If it is cold, add another layer under your baby’s wearable blanket. read less
Offer a pacifier at nap time and bedtime
Please give your baby a pacifier if she hasn't found her hands to soothe herself.... read more
Please give your baby a pacifier if she hasn't found her hands to soothe herself. read less

What Expectant Moms Can Do

  • Schedule and go to all prenatal doctor visits.
  • Do not smoke, drink alcohol, or use drugs while pregnant and after birth. Stay away from smokers and places where people smoke.