Federal Agencies Support Updated AAP Safe Sleep Recommendations
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released revised infant safe sleeping guidelines, and Federal agencies have voiced their support and announced the Safe to Sleep® campaign will update its educational messages to reflect these updated recommendations. The latest AAP recommendations include 19 overall guidelines for reducing the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. The primary recommendation for reducing the risk of SIDS remains the same: place babies completely on their backs to sleep for all sleep times, naps, and at night. The revised guidelines emphasize that parents and other caregivers should be aware of how tired they are when feeding, comforting, or bonding with baby to avoid falling asleep in such situations. View the full guidelines here.
Learn more about Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome from CDC's Division of Reproductive Health.