The majority of infants in the U.S. sleep on unsafe bedding. Doctor Sara Lappe [[ lah-pay ]] at Cleveland Clinic Children's says the number is trending in the right direction, but it's still an issue.
Dr. Lappe adds you should never have a young infant sleeping in your bed.
Doctor Lappe says your child is safest in an empty crib or bassinet.
Soft and loose bedding like thick blankets and quilts can suffocate your baby, and have also been known to increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.