Sudden Infant Death
Place your baby on his/her back to sleep, unless your doctor says otherwise.
Place your baby on firm bedding to sleep. Do not place your baby to sleep on
fluffy or soft linens, sheepskin, or other soft surfaces.
Do not smoke around your baby. Do not allow others to smoke around your baby.
Do not let your baby get too hot. Dress your baby in as much or as little as you
Breastfeed, itís the best way to feed your baby.
These simple infant care practices may help reduce the risk of SIDS for some
babies. However, at the present time there is no known way to prevent a SIDS
Produced by the California SIDS Program under funding by the California
Health Services. Maternal and Child Health Branch (800) 369-SIDS (7437)