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Can babies have pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals in their cribs?

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Keep pillows, blankets, and other objects out of your baby's sleep area until your little one is at least 1. You can swaddle her for warmth, but only until she learns how to roll over. Also, choose a firm, flat surface for her bed. Use tight-fitting sheets. And keep your baby cool while he or she is asleep. The baby's room should be cool and comfortable. You can use a special wearable blanket (called a sleep sack) that covers your baby's body but leaves the face uncovered.

From: What Is SIDS? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Definition,” “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Risk factors.”

Safe to Sleep: “Fast Facts About SIDS,” “Research on Possible Causes of SIDS,” “What Causes SIDS?”

CDC: “Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.”

Kids Health: “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).”

Healthychildren.org: “Reduce the Risk of SIDS & Suffocation.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Definition,” “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Risk factors.”

Safe to Sleep: “Fast Facts About SIDS,” “Research on Possible Causes of SIDS,” “What Causes SIDS?”

CDC: “Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.”

Kids Health: “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).”

Healthychildren.org: “Reduce the Risk of SIDS & Suffocation.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

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