Babies who sleep in the same bed as an adult are 40 times more likely to die of suffocation.  DON'T TAKE THE CHANCE!!


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Safe Sleep Facts
  • Sleeping with an adult is a leading cause of infant deaths in Florida.

  • The risk of infant death is 40 times greater for infants who sleep in an adult bed instead of alone in a crib.

  • Accidental Suffocation is most common among infants from birth to 4 months of age.

  • Couches and lounge chairs are unsafe for babies because there are too many cracks to roll into and cushions to slide under.

  • Falling asleep with your baby on a couch or in a lounge chair is equally as dangerous.

  • Mattresses should be firm and fit snuggly in the crib/bassinet so infants do not become trapped between the mattress and the crib walls.

The Safest Way For Baby To Sleep

  • Place baby to sleep on his or her back, alone in crib or bassinet.

  • Place crib or bassinet next to parent's or caregiver's bed - that way when baby wakes at night, it is easy to respond quickly.

  • Put baby to bed wearing a one-piece pajamas, sometimes called a "onesie".

    If a blanket is needed, it should be a very light one; the baby's feet should be placed at the bottom of the crib, and tuck the blanket firmly under the mattress at the foot and sides of the crib.

  • Remove quilts, pillows, stuffed toys, bumper pads or other objects that could suffocate them.



 

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