American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Safe Sleep Recommendations: Back is Best

July 1, 2022

On June 21, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated sleep recommendations for infants. The new guidelines emphasize the need for infants to sleep on their backs on flat, non-inclined surfaces without soft bedding and details the risks of bed-sharing under various scenarios within its first update to safe infant sleep recommendations since 2016.

Read AAP’s news release for the updated safe sleep recommendations here.