Until age one, your baby should sleep on his or her back during naps and at night
Your baby should sleep in his or her own sleep area, such as a safety-approved crib, bassinet, or play area. Your baby should never sleep on a bed meant for adults or on a pillow, couch, or chair—with you or anyone else.
Remove any hanging window cords or electrical wires near the sleep area
If your baby falls asleep in a carrier, car seat, swing, or stroller, move him or her to a sleep area as soon as possible
For at least six months and up to a year, sleep in the same room as your baby
Your baby’s sleep area should have a firm sleep surface, such as a mattress with a fitted sheet. The mattress should fit snugly into the sleep area frame.
Offer your child a clean pacifier at bedtime if s/he wants it. Make sure it is not attached to string or a cord.
Dress your baby in one extra layer of clothing only, and never cover him or her with quilts or blankets. If your baby starts sweating or breathing rapidly, lower the room temperature or remove a layer of clothing.
Keep soft objects like toys, stuffed animals, crib bumpers, and loose bedding out of the sleep area
Keep room temperature at a comfortable level for an adult
Remove any strings or ties from clothing and keep your baby’s head uncovered