Learn the ABCs of safe sleep for newborns.

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Ensuring Safe Sleep for Infants

Safety is the most important factor when swaddling a baby. Here are the best ways to keep your baby safe at night and during nap time:

  • Alone — Parents and siblings should never sleep alongside the baby or in the same bed.
  • Back — The baby should be placed face up for the safest sleep.
  • Crib — Don’t allow the baby to sleep in your arms, in a swing, or on the couch. A crib is the safest place to snooze.

To easily recall these tips on safe sleep for infants, simply remember “ABC.” Keep in mind, swaddling should only be used for sleep.

About UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

For more than a century, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital has provided high-quality medical care to women at all stages of life. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes Magee as a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. More than 9,000 babies are born each year at Magee. The hospital also treats men for a variety of conditions, including surgical treatment. The Magee-Womens Research Institute was the first center to focus research only on conditions involving women and their infants.