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Safe Sleep

Infant sleep-related deaths are one of the leading causes of infant death in Baltimore City, and they are overwhelmingly preventable. 


Explore this page to learn more about keeping babies safe during sleep,

including stories, frequently asked questions, and support.

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Does your baby sleep safe?

Safe Sleep Basics

Babies should never sleep with anyone else. Share a room, but not a bed with your baby.

Babies should always sleep on their backs. Babies are less likely to choke when on their backs.

Babies should always sleep in a crib – every night and every nap. The crib should be clean and clear. There should be no toys or blankets in the crib.

Never smoke cigarettes or marijuana in a home with babies, young children, or pregnant women. Smoke in the home makes it harder for babies to breathe well.

Don't Smoke

Safe Sleep Media Center