If you've ever had the urge to check in on your baby every 10 minutes to make sure they're still breathing at night, you know that sleep can be one of the most worrisome times for parents — especially when their babies are young. More often than not, this means that neither of you get the well-deserved rest you need. But you can ease some of the fear by knowing the list of unsafe places for baby to sleep. (However, the unsafe listis much longer than the list of safe places, which can seem a bit overwhelming.)
Although being the parent of a new baby can seem like an endless list of things to research and worry about, infant sleep isn't as complex as it sounds. Once you become aware of the best places to have your baby sleep and, conversely, the places your baby should not sleep, it's simply a matter of where you choose to lay your baby down.
It probably seems intuitive, but since the American Academy of Pediatrics noted that sleep related deaths are the leading cause of mortality among babies one month to twelve months old, it's vastly important to ensure you're not letting your baby sleep in any of the places listed below.