Kidalog/Baby Love Products, Camrose, Alberta, Canada

Naptime to Nighttime
Safety Message from the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
*always use a crib which meets current safety standards
*use a firm mattress that fits the crib snugly
*use a crib sheet that fits securely on mattress
*never place infants to sleep on pillows, sofa cushions, waterbeds, beanbags
*normal healthy infants should always sleep on their backs
*use only a fitted sheet or mattress pad under baby
*remove pillows, quilts, comforters, sheepskins, pillow-like stuffed toys, and other pillow-like products from the crib.
*Cover baby with a thin covering, such as a crib blanket, receiving blanket or other blankets specifically designed for infants, reaching only as far as baby's chest, and tuck the covering around the crib mattress. For newborns, consider swaddling.
*Do not overdress your baby. Use a sleeper or other sleep clothing as an alternative to any covering.

Reducing the Risk of SIDS:
*babies should sleep on their backs
*babies should not be exposed to cigarette smoke before or after birth
*alcohol and drugs must not be taken during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or while caring for baby
*babies should not be overdressed or covered so much that they become overheated
*babies should be breastfed for nutritional and immunilogical benefits
*avoid soft mattresses and soft bedding such as pillows, comforters, bumper pads and lambskin.
Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths, The Canadian Institute of Child Health, Canadian Pediatric Society, Health Canada. The brochure can be requested from the government office at 613-954-5995. Ask for Cat# H39-466-/2-1999