Unsafe Sleep Spaces

A recent Washington Post article highlights that not all products being sold in stores are safe for sleep. Parents may unknowingly allow their baby to sleep in a space that is not safe because they assume if it is sold in a store it must be safe. 

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a firm, flat sleep area for baby–a crib, portable crib, bassinet, or play yard is recommended. With the many products on the market, it is hard to know if they are safe for sleep. Use our checklist Is this Infant Safe Sleep? to determine if a sleeping space is safe. 

Learn more about safe sleep spaces and infant safe sleep at www.michigan.gov/safesleep.