October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month.
More than 1 out of 3 of sudden unexpected infant deaths that occur in the United States each year are from SIDS. Recent research also shows that unsafe bedding, such as soft or loose blankets in baby’s sleep area, remains a leading cause of infant death. We dedicate October to inform you of the best sleep practices to keep your baby/child safe.
5 SIMPLE STEPS TO MAKE YOUR BABY SAFE TO SLEEP
1. PLACE YOUR BABY ON HIS OR HER BACK TO SLEEP ALONE.
2. PLACE OUR BABY IN A SAFETY-APPROVED CRIB, BASSINET, OR PROTABLE PLAY AREA WITH A FIRM SLEEP SURFACE AND FITTED SHEET.
3. REMOVE ALL SOFT OBJECTS, TOYS, BLANKETS, BUMPER PADS AND PILLOWS FORM THE THE SLEEP AREA.
4. DRESS YOUR BABY IN A SLEEPER OR SLEEP SACKINSTEAD OF USING A BLAKET OR OTHER COVERING.
5. PUT YOUR BABY TO SLEEP ALONE IN A CRIB OR BASSINET.
BED SHARING IS DANGEROUS!
BELOW ARE SHORT VIDEO CLIPS BETTER ADDRESSING THE ISSUE OF SAFE SLEEP AND HOW YOU CAN ACHIEVE THIS FOR YOUR CHILD/REN.
Please contact your Parent as Teacher Educator if you would like more information, to ask questions, or request assistance in assuring your baby's environment is best practices for Safe Sleep!