Do you know how to help your baby sleep soundly through the night? We’re here to help you create a safe space. Find out here!
Creating a safe and comfortable environment to help your baby sleep is important for his or her health. It can even save your baby’s life!
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a medical condition that causes the unexplained deaths of babies, usually during sleep. SIDS affects thousands of infants every year and can occur in children up to one year of age.
SIDS is unpredictable, but you can take steps to help protect your baby from it and other dangers during sleep. Click on the image below to learn how.
You can help prevent SIDS and reduce risks of strangulation and suffocation by:
If you are a new or expecting mother, get regular healthcare during and after pregnancy. Never smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs during pregnancy or after your baby is born. Never share your bed with your baby if you are a smoker, smoked during pregnancy, have been drinking alcohol, or have taken any prescription or illegal drugs that make it hard for you to wake up.
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