|New AAP Policy on Safe Infant Sleeping Environment|
|November 8, 2016|
|Approximately 3,500 infants die every year in the United States from sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), ill-defined deaths, and accidental suffocation and strangulation.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends a safe sleep environment that can reduce the risk of all sleep-related infant deaths. The new AAP policy statement “SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updates 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment” includes the following 19 evidence-based recommendations aimed at protecting infants up to one year of age.