Safe Sleep for Baby
Don’t wake up to a tragedy.
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Safe Sleeping Key Tips
- Share a room, not a bed.
- Lay baby down to sleep in a crib or bassinet.
- Place babies on their back every time at night and for naps.
- Give babies space to breathe no pillows, bumpers, blankets or toys.
Over the past three years in Los Angeles County, more than 200 infants under the age of 1 have died as a result of unsafe sleeping practices. Last year alone, of all preventable infant deaths, 50 percent were attributed to unsafe sleeping practices: being accidentally smothered by co-sleeping parents or suffocated by excess stuffed toys and blankets in the sleeping area.
ICAN Associates has partnered with First 5 LA for a two-year $1.5 million Infant Safe Sleeping campaign to save families from the preventable tragedy of losing their infants due to unsafe sleeping practices.
The goal of this partnership is to create a campaign that raises awareness of best practices for residents of Los Angeles County through compelling messages about the dangers of unsafe sleeping practices and offer safe sleep solutions for caregivers of infants up to 1 year of age.
The Infant Safe Sleeping Campaign endorses the American Academy of Pediatrics SIDS prevention recommendations from the October 2011 article titled SIDS and other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Expansion of Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment.