Safe Sleep Plan
It is important to create a Safe Sleep Plan. In the same way you research and decide on car seats and high chairs, consider in advance what you need to be successful at practicing safe sleep.
Think about where you will feed your baby in the middle of the night. Create a checklist of what your baby needs – pjs, clean diaper, pacifier. Know what should or should not go in your baby’s bed. (HINT: nothing but baby.) Share your plan with any other caregivers – especially grandma!
Finally, plan what YOU will do to stay awake while feeding and caring for your infant. Accidentally dozing off in a dangerous environment – think sofa, cozy chair, adult bed full of blankets and pillows – can lead to serious and deadly consequences. Know better. Plan better. DO BETTER.