Safe Sleep Support for Babies

Sadly, some babies will die within the first year of life.  While many people are aware of SIDS – sudden infant death syndrome – many babies who die before their first birthday, do so as a result of an unsafe sleeping arrangement.  Our trained staff are available to work with any parent, family or community group who would like to learn more about safe sleep for babies. 

 

Call our office to schedule a visit or program: 607-772-0517/800-231-0744 or email:  safesleep@mothersandbabies.org

Every year in the United States, approximately 3,500 infant deaths occur

due to accidental suffocation, asphyxia, or undetermined causes during sleep.

These Deaths are Preventable

 

DO NOT BEDSHARE – the act of bringing an infant into a sleep environment with adults, other children, or pets puts the baby in danger of suffocating, either by being smothered in bedding; by positional asphyxia, which occurs when a baby’s position prevents them person from breathing adequately; or by being accidentally rolled over by a sleeping companion (overlay).

 

ROOMSHARE – Babies should sleep on close, but separate, surface in the same room as the caregiver. A BABY WHO BEDSHARES IS AT 40 TIMES GREATER RISK OF DYING.
http://www.cribsforkids.org

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Cribs for Kids

Every year in the United States, approximately 3,500 infant deaths occur due to accidental suffocation, asphyxia, or undetermined causes during sleep. The mission of the national Cribs for Kids program is to prevent these deaths by educating parents and caregivers on the importance of practicing safe sleep and by providing Graco® Pack ‘n Play® portable cribs to families who, otherwise, cannot afford a safe place for their babies to sleep.  Mothers & Babies is the official South Central NY Chapter of the national Cribs for Kids program (all 8 counties). If you need a crib for your baby, contact M&BPN 1-800-231-0744 or email safesleep@mothersandbabies.org.