*Place baby to sleep on his or her back at naptime and at night time.
*Remove all soft bedding and toys from your baby’s sleep area (this includes loose blankets, bumpers, pillows and positioners). The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests using a wearable blanket instead of loose blankets to keep your baby warm.
*Offer a pacifier when putting baby to sleep. If breastfeeding, introduce pacifier after one month or after breastfeeding has been established.
*Breastfeed, if possible, but when finished, put your baby back to sleep in his or her separate safe sleep area alongside your bed.
*Put your baby to sleep on any soft surface (adult beds, sofas, chairs, water beds, quilts, sheep skins etc.).
*Dress your baby too warmly for sleep; keep room temperature 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit.
*Allow anyone to smoke around your baby or take your baby into a room or car where someone has recently smoked.