Addition to OUR Family
What do I need for our new Baby? Safe environment.
All babies need a safe environment to sleep and to travel.
What can I do to lower my baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death
For more information call 1-800-505-2742.
Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and
- Place your baby on a firm sleep surface, such as
on a safety-approved crib mattress (Consumer
Product Safety Commission), covered by a fitted sheet.
- Keep objects, toys, and loose bedding out of your baby’s sleep
- Do not allow smoking around your baby.
- Keep your baby’s sleep area close to, but separate from, where you
and others sleep.
- Use a clean, dry pacifier dry pacifier when placing your infant
down to sleep.
- Do not let your baby overheat during sleep.
- Do not use home monitors to reduce the risk of SIDS.
- Provide Tummy Time (lay on stomach) when your baby is awake and someone is
watching closely. Tummy time helps your baby’s head, neck and
shoulder muscles get stronger and helps to prevent flat spots on the
- Change the direction that your baby lies in the crib from one
week to the next. Avoid too much time in car seats, carriers,
All vehicle passengers need to wear a seatbelt. It is the law.
All babies and children under 80 pounds and 4’8” tall need to be in a properly fitted child passenger safety seat or booster seat that is secured tightly in the motor vehicle.
For more information, contact the car seat safety program at Lee Memorial Health Systems (239) 343-6199, or
Safe Kids USA
WELL BABY CHECK
Do I have a Doctor for my baby?
All babies need to be checked by a doctor at least 5 times in their first year at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months.
This is to ensure my baby is growing and developing normally.