For infants in group care settings:
* Use well-fitted clothing for warmth, NO BLANKETS or soft objects with the infant in the crib because they increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS.)
* Avoid overheating. Dress the child for comfort. At most, dress infants in one more layer of clothing than adults need in the same environment.
* No swaddling in child care facilities. Swaddling may increase the risk of SIDS and interfere with proper growth of the hip socket.
* Put infants to sleep in an individual, safe crib. No sleeping in sitting devices (swings, car seats, infant seats etc.) except when the infant sleeps while traveling in a vehicle. Travel times should be brief. Sitting in seats may lower blood oxygen levels of infants.
* Limit sitting in a high chair or other equipment that restricts movement indoors or outdoors to no more than 15 minutes. This time can be longer for feeding or while traveling in a vehicle. Infants need to be free to move for fitness.