Back to Sleep for Baby
In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that infants be put to sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Since that time, the annual SIDS rate has decreased by more than 50 percent. Put your baby to sleep on his back at the foot of the crib from birth. The AAP says once babies are able to roll over without assistance, they can safely remain sleeping in that position.