Infant Safe Sleep Practices – UC Davis Health

Infant Safe Sleep Practices – UC Davis Health

What are the safest practices for putting an infant to sleep? An expert from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis takes viewers through the different steps, showing viewers what is safe for an infant and what can be dangerous for them.

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis:
UC Davis Children’s Hospital:

0:00 SIDS and the Importance of Safe Sleep Environments
0:50 Examples of a Safe Sleep Environment
1:38 Tips to Avoid SIDS
2:15 Sleep Sack and Swaddling demo
3:10 Recap of Safe Sleep Tips

#SIDS #SafeSleep #UCDavis


  1. Boo on February 8, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    my baby loves sleeping on my chest

  2. britnie wilson on February 8, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Babies should never sleep on their backs on there yummy is way better suppose your baby choke ? On the back csb be fatal if not burp properly…

  3. Briana Costed on February 8, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Babies feel more safe sleeping beside us my son cries if he opens his eyes and don’t see me

  4. sugar plum on February 8, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    I want to include one more point, wearing cap or scarf in ur baby’s head,it suddenly covers the babys face,and leads to suffocation, unfortunately my baby experienced it.

  5. szamszatan on February 8, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    Also, the no bed-sharing recommendation is because most parents in the USA are obese, increasing the risk for the child (if they roll over etc). Sadly this is not mentioned or accounted for.

  6. Moises Alao on February 8, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    Studyng hard for that course then you tell us the useless guides?? Lol everybaby can sleep beside their mother. Its depends on their mother if they allow the baby to get suffocate

  7. Filipina BARONG BARONG life in Australia on February 8, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    I heared baby can be narcissistic if they dont sleep or feel thier parents as they sleep and thats the crib or bassinet do? Bcause the sense of smell or sensitivity of human is absense. Babies sleep with thier parents also makes them smart and boost its immune system. In western countries or rich they have soft mattress which maybe arent safe to lay with baby or not enough space on bed

  8. Sally Stone on February 8, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    This is bullshit.

  9. Envie D'ASMR on February 8, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    Newborn dont want to sleep in a crib
    My girl is 20 days old and sleep only with me in my bed

  10. ayesha abdullatif on February 8, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    When my daughter was between a month and 5 months I used to place her under the covers between myself and her dad. Plus there were two incidents where she fell off the bed from my arms 😭. Thank God she is still alive. She is now 15 years old. However, since I’m older and wiser, now I have 5 kids. Never done that mistake with the rest of my kids when they were babies 😬👀

  11. Pearly mogatusi on February 8, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    I sleep with my baby in the same bed since the day we came back from the hospital. This lay on your back sleep position does not work for my baby . He doesn’t even sleep for 5 min on his back. Since day one he was sleeping on his sides and that lasted for about two to three weeks. His favorite sleeping position is on his stomach. Unfortunately health guys say he shouldn’t but that’s his favorite sleeping position , he can sleep for an hour to two hours like that. With regards to SIDS I genuinely believe it all depends on the parents being light sleepers on not and not the sleeping position of the baby. Honestly in south Africa we’ve always slept besides our parents in the same bed because even if our parents could afford cribs there was no space to even put the crib. So thanks for the warning however I am raising my 6 weeks old son the way my mother did and sleep beside him and allow him to sleep in a comfortable position.

  12. Dee rob on February 8, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    I’m a light sleeper. I find it easier to sleep with my baby. He doesn’t sleep in his crib or bassinet for long. 10 minutes at most.

  13. J S on February 8, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    “Your baby should sleep in their own sleep area” Easier said than done.

  14. Smroez on February 8, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    actually bed sharing is safe with certain conditions and even has benefits.

  15. Jamielee Sipin on February 8, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    How satisfying

  16. Ngân Dương on February 8, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Tôi chẳng thấy ôm con ngủ là sai chỗ nào cả. Cha mẹ có được bao nhiêu thời gian để ôm con chứ? Chúng lớn rất nhanh. Rồi bạn sẽ không còn được ôm chúng đâu

  17. Pack_517 on February 8, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    I would never have my daughter cosleep. 365 nights in a year with 2 parents in the bed and a baby. That’s A LOT of twists and turns and variables that can happen.

  18. Marcus L. on February 8, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Baby can choke on vomited milk if it’s on its back…just a valid thought

  19. Sarah Brower on February 8, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    This video isn’t fool proof for EVERYBODY.
    My son sleeps on his side
    He hates being put on his back because he spits up
    He also sleeps in bed with me.

  20. ALI Basim on February 8, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    i wish i had a mom

  21. Makayla Miller on February 8, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    You nurses annoy all of us so much! A mom knows there babies best! Just bc you have to follow regulations does not mean you do it best have a nice day ma’am

  22. Nergiss on February 8, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Kundak yapmak iyi birşey gibi gözüksede bence değil elleri ayakları hareket etmeli bebegin

  23. mateusz franek on February 8, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Od kiedy niby nie można położyć dziecka na brzuszku na osobie dorosłej nawet do spania przecież ćwiczy wtedy jelita każdy lekarz to powie

  24. Neda Dimitrova on February 8, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    I disagree with this. My baby slept his best sleep, while on my chest and me sitting in the bed. This was his period of teething combined with reflux and stomach discomfort. We are co-sleeping because I am breast feeding. I cannot stress out the benefits of breast feeding, but if you get up 10004394384388 times per night to feed your baby -Im sorry, but this is not ok. A mother needs her sleep as well. Of course one should make sure no objects can cause suffocation to the baby, but sleeping next to your baby is the best thing ever. Yes, he slept in his bed, next to me, but at some point he will start crying and want to cuddle, while Im nursing. It has been proven, that sleeping next to your baby is more beneficial for the mother and the baby. He could not sleep in a swaddle, nor in anything else, but next to me. So we cuddle and we are both healthy and happy. He is not sleeping between us, but rather next to me and his bed. So he has plenty of space.

  25. Monique Bridges on February 8, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Name any animal mother that doesn’t sleep with her babies? I’ll wait

  26. Y E. on February 8, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Us Africans watching this video thinking , «  damn white people make everything so dangerous and serious . Every African I know or most of grew up sleeping on the same bed with our mom from the moment we are born. I’ve never heard of any mom suffocating her own baby. I grew up sleeping between my mom and dad and I never got hurt .

  27. Edward n Amanda Block on February 8, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    I have 4 kids and pregnant with my 5th and all my kids slept in bed with me I breastfed all my kids and it was much easier for them to be in bed with me plus they sleep so much better at night when they sleep with u they feel safe and secure. If u are a heavy sleeper and move around alot then I guess it’s not for u but I hold my baby in my arm while I sleep on my side with my face on the side of there head I can hear them breathing all night and I know they are safe .

  28. facts can't be changed on February 8, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    I bed shared both my children. As long as the bed is next to the wall they would not fall. If you are a person that rolls and turns then a cot near by is ok.

  29. Malika Jay on February 8, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Where I’m from all babies sleep with the mother. We don’t even have separate nurseries. This is interesting.

  30. Inday Gelai on February 8, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    in asia desame bed with the mother..

  31. Lorena Marin on February 8, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    My daughter has slept with me since day one. I slept with my mother and I’m fine, and shes 3weeks and still fine.. if ur a hard sleeper and move alot, no I dont recommend but if ur a light sleeper like me yes. Any little movement I’m up

  32. YASINTA VICENT on February 8, 2022 at 10:43 pm


  33. Jasmin Kelley on February 8, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    To all the people saying how they’ve been sleeping with their baby since day one and their parents did the same… you were lucky. She just gave the statistics for how many babies die from SIDS in her area alone.

  34. Samora on February 8, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    I currently allow my baby to sleep with us on some nights as it’s easier to wake up and breast feed him we started to do this because when he was a couple weeks old I woke up extremely tired to his cries because he was hungry so sleepy I rushed off the bed to go get him and I almost dropped him😩😔 but because of mosquitos I let him sleep in his crib now. In the day time however, under my supervisor I let him sleep on the bed and on his belly while I watch him

  35. Briana Costed on February 8, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    If I ever think to swaddle him 😂the lord will arrive he like to spread out Nd slp on his tummy when I put him on his back he act like him can’t breathe

  36. Laneece Mckerry on February 8, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Placing a baby on his /her back increases risk of aspiration as you know babies tend to have reflux. As a midwife you should know this

  37. di c la on February 8, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    i sleep with my baby and no one is changing my mind, i worry all the time when he makes weird noise or make sudden movements while he sleeps..i want to be presemt besides him if anything haooens to him..the baby being in a crib far away from the parents is more scary as their will be no one if baby is unwell or some accidemt happens

  38. Cheyenne Barceio on February 8, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    I’m going to be 29 years old next week and My mother and father slept with me on their chest and also smoked and drank alcohol around me too and 29 years later I’m fine honestly it all depends on the parent / parents that is taking care of the child or children. As long as you are paying attention to your child or children and being attentive and making sure that this doesn’t happen you will be fine. People have to understand that kids do not come with an instruction manual we have to figure things out on our own as parents and also on top of that not every baby is the same either and not every baby has the same immune system so please get to know your baby and don’t let somebody else tell you anything different because at the end of the day you know your child better than anyone else does. My daughter sleeps on my chest and she actually sleeps better than other babies throughout the night and I get complimented everyday or me being a good parent to my daughter. My daughter just turned 2 months old and I’m her mother and her father so yes it all depends on how you raise your child / your children.

  39. Melisa Khan on February 8, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Baby laying on his or her back can still lead to death if baby vomits and baby csn choke to death?

  40. MOSES VIJAYAN Parthiban on February 8, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Not so….

  41. Brenda Cristina on February 8, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Alguém traduz pra mim. Minha bebê só dorme assim comigo!

  42. Day Mcshobel on February 8, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    I sleep with my baby beside me. I’m not a hard sleeper and I don’t see a problem with that. He’s sleeping well

  43. Allona Cadion on February 8, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Haroy ate kay pan rich man im gusto sorry to say po pobre la kami ……okay man la kun sapit ko tak baby na nakaturog mas comfortable pa hiya lugod

  44. Sonal Ruhaan1nov on February 8, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    In India we don’t use crib mostly babies slept with their mothers & that is not any risky… Even here doctors recommend that baby should sleep with mother. Your video is good may be in your country this method is used for babies but In India ma or baacha dono saath sath rhte hai

  45. ayesha abdullatif on February 8, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    My youngest is 6 weeks old. NO WAY WILL I EVER DO WHAT I DUD WITH MY OLDEST. thank God I never had a baby who died of SIDS. 😭😭😭😭💔💔💔. BUT I’m extra cautious. Better safe than sorry 😰😰😰

  46. vk vk on February 8, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Infact my baby comfortable slepp on my chest

  47. Good always wins on February 8, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    As soon as possible post birth take your baby to a cranial therapist

  48. szamszatan on February 8, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    This info is outdated. Especially on swaddling. Consider taking down this video

  49. เพลงกล่อมเด็๋ก - Lullaby Music [SMG] on February 8, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    I hope everyone falls asleep quickly. Wishing everyone a happy wake up and a good rest 😆😆😆😆

  50. Monica Lovely Gant on February 8, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    I had 4 children you could not tell me whats best for them period! My children never layed on their back! 😡 Baby almost choked on vomit on her back freak out of here! Don’t allow people to tell you what’s best for your baby! Never lost one child! PERIOD 🕊 🙏🏿
    People do what you believe is comfortable for your child! PERIOD 🕊
    Watch your babies!
    Please people use common sense! 🙄