Parents who bring a new baby home quickly become obsessed with the issue of sleep. Everyone's trying to figure out how to get more of it, of course, but the more pressing concern is how to make make sure your baby's sleeping safely. And it's understandable, given the possibility of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Still, it can seem like everything is dangerous when it comes to baby sleep, from blankets to crib bumpers to the baby's position. There are, however, some things that are actually safe when your baby is sleeping. If you focus on those everyone should rest easy.
As noted above, there's a long list of no-nos when it comes to safe baby sleep according to Kid's Health. Loose blankets and pillows are out, as are soft squishy sleep surfaces or napping on mom or dad on the couch. You also want to make sure you always put your baby down to sleep on their back, never on their stomach. Following all these guidelines closely should reduce your baby's risk of SIDS by a considerable amount.
Here are five things that can help your baby get a good and safe night's sleep, though people will try to tell you otherwise. .