Infant Safe Sleep

In Montgomery County, nearly one baby dies each month due to unsafe sleep practices. You can reduce the risk to your baby by knowing the answers to these questions:

  • What can you do to protect your baby?
  • What is a safe crib?
  • What places are most dangerous for your baby to sleep?
  • What should you tell other caregivers about your baby's sleep rules?
  • What are the ABCs of Safe Sleep (PDF)?

There is no one sleep space that can guarantee a baby will be risk-free, but there are ways to reduce the risk. Just like you, we want your baby to be healthy and safe. Download and follow the Safe Sleep Guidelines (PDF).