This year in Maternal Child Adolescent Health (MCAH), we are focusing on promoting safe sleep for babies! By following safe sleep practices, your baby is at a lower risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) which is the leading cause of death in infants 1 month to 1 year old.
Ways to be sure your baby is sleeping safely are:
A: Baby sleeps in the room where you sleep, but not in your bed
B: Place your baby on his or her back to sleep, for both naps and at night
C: Use a firm sleep surface, such as crib, covered by a fitted sheetD&E: Remove all loose bedding, crib bumpers, stuffed animals & toys
For more information, visit the Safe to Sleep Campaign
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