A 3-week-old was found unresponsive last week in Lincoln County after sleeping in the same bed as his baby sitter.
Before laying your infant down to sleep, consider the following list of precautions.
â?¢ Have your infant sleep in a separate but nearby crib or bassinet in the parents' bedroom for at least the first six months.
â?¢ Put your baby to sleep on his back for naps and at night.
â?¢ Infants under 12 months of age should not be put to sleep in a crib with soft bedding.
â?¢ Do not put thick blankets, comforters, pillows and large stuffed toys in the baby's crib.
â?¢ If you use a thin blanket, tuck it around the crib mattress, reaching only as far as the baby's chest.
â?¢ Do not use bumper pads in your child's crib.
â?¢ Do not use plastic mattress pads.
â?¢ Do not put your child to rest or sleep on a waterbed.