The first step in keeping your sleeping child safe is to provide a safe sleeping environment. The safest place for your baby to sleep is in a crib that meets all current Federal and ASTM standards. Look for the "JPMA Certified" label. All Delta Children products including cribs, bassinets, play yards and mattresses meet or exceed current safety standards. Our cribs are rigorously tested in our state-of-the-art testing facility to insure that they provide your child with the safest sleeping environment possible.
There are basic and easy steps you can take to keep your baby safe while sleeping and our goal is to help caregivers create safe sleeping environments for their newborns. We have included a print version and downloadable list of these steps for you to use in your home. The steps are easy, don't cost anything to follow and will help keep your baby safe.
Dos & Don’ts of Safe Sleep
DO place your baby on their back to sleep, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.Consult with your doctor.
DO use a crib that meets current safety standards.
DO use a firm mattress that fits snuggly in the crib. Cover the mattress with only a tight fitting crib sheet.
DO use a sleep sack or other type of sleeper instead of blankets to keep your baby warm and safe at night.
DO use a portable crib and/or play yard if a traditional crib is unavailable.
DO room share. Place your baby’s separate sleep space, like a JPMA certified bassinet, near your bed to protect your baby and make nursing easier.
DO NOT place baby on their side or stomach. These positions are not safe.
DO NOT use pillows, blankets, comforters, bulky bumpers, or other soft items in the crib.
DO NOT sleep with your baby in a bed, couch or armchair.
DO NOT place your baby to sleep on top of any soft surface, like adult beds, water beds, pillows, cushions, comforters and/or sheepskins.