safe sleep

Creating A Safe Sleeping Environment for your Child

By Amanda Cargo Parent Education Coordinator, Childcare Resources There is nothing more precious than watching a tiny baby, curled up, fast asleep. But let’s face it – they are the only ones getting enough sleep! As a parent or caregiver, there are several things that you need to know to ensure safe, healthy sleep and reduce the risk of SIDS. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death in children under a year old. Here are 10 tips to help you keep your baby safe during sleep times. 1. Babies should always be placed on their backs to sleep. Every time is important – even short naps. 2. Always use a firm sleep surface that is approved for infant sleeping. Never let a baby sleep on soft surface like a sofa or an adult bed. 3. Make sure your baby is up-to-date on all vac...

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