The month of October is SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Awareness month. Having a safe sleep environment greatly reduces the risk. It is as easy as A B C: Alone, on their Back, in a Crib.
A = Alone: A baby should always sleep alone in their own bed, whether at night or when napping. Your baby should never sleep in a bed, on a couch, or in an armchair with adults or other children. Parents are encouraged to share their room with the baby, but not their bed.
B = Back is best. Babies should be placed on their backs when sleeping, and in a safety-approved crib with a firm mattress every time during naps and at nighttime.
C = Crib should have a firm, tight fitting mattress that is covered only by a fitted sheet. Do not use blankets, comforters, quilts, sheepskins, stuffed animals, bumpers, or wedges.