Infants should sleep on their backs; they should not sleep on their bellies or sides. Your baby's crib or bassinet should have a firm mattress. The space between the slats of your crib should measure no more than 2 3/4 inches.
Child Health Topics
Search by category (lower right) or topic (search box on the top) to find information about common childhood illnesses, injuries and safety issues. Remember, if you have an urgent issue, please call our office: (925) 254-9203, option 6
Other excellent resources:
www.healthychildren.org - American Academy of Pediatrics website for parents
First 5 California - parenting advice for children ages 0-5 plus county based resources
Poison Control - (800) 222-1222