Safe Sleeping

baby sleeping on back

  • Always put infants on their backs (face up) when they are resting, napping or sleeping.
  • Place infants on their tummies only when they are awake and supervised.
  • Dress your baby in a sleeper or pajamas appropriate for the room’s temperature instead of covering them with a blanket.
  • Keep the infant’s room cool. Remember, your baby can not remove clothes if he gets too warm.
  • Make sure the mattress fits snugly into the crib’s frame. If you do not have a crib, place your infant on a firm sleep surface such as a bassinet or cradle and never on a sofa, pillow, adult bed, waterbed or air mattress.
  • Never let your infant sleep or nap with pillows, stuffed toys, bumper pads, comforters, quilts or other people.


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Henrico Health Dept.West Clinic
8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico, VA 23228

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Richmond, VA 23223

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Henrico, VA 23273-0775


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