Parenting experts say something as simple as a crib before your baby's infant years could be dangerous.
Linda Bress of SAFE kids in South Carolina says it's very important to place the child on its back when parents bring their baby home from the hospital.
That way, parents can prevent "SIDS," or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Bress says SIDS can even be caused by blankets and bumpers that can cause the child to suffocate.
Other tips to keep in mind include:
More than 10,000 SIDS deaths occur each year.
For more information on preventing SIDS, you can visit the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at www.nichd.gov