A sad topic like infant death deserves to be talked about among moms, dads, and people who care for babies.
In recent years, 27 Spokane County infants died suddenly and unexpectedly - about 3,500 infants die each year in the United States. Specific to deaths where a public health nurse interviewed affected families, over half were sleeping with an adult or child.
Make sure all of the baby’s caregivers, including babysitters, child care providers, and grandparents know these ABCs of safe sleep. Watch the video to learn the necessary precautions.
“If a baby isn't sleeping alone in the crib, it increases the risk for SUID.”
Always have baby sleep alone, even during naps. She or he should never be in a bed with another person where he could be rolled on and smothered.
Place baby to sleep on his or her back in a crib or bassinet, with a tight-fitting sheet.
Do not use crib bumpers, blankets, pillows, or soft toys inside crib or bassinet.