Decrease Infant Mortality by Practicing Safe Sleep

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The US ranks 29th worldwide in infant mortality. Parents can make a difference by practicing safe sleep with their infants.

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Decrease Infant Mortality by Practicing Safe Sleep

  1. 1. Safe Sleep
  2. 2. More than 2800 American babies die each year before age 1
  3. 3. For babies 1 month-1 year old <ul><li>SIDS is the leading cause of death </li></ul>
  4. 4. 90% <ul><li>of SIDS deaths happen in babies under 6 months of age, with the highest number occurring between 2 and 4 months </li></ul>
  5. 5. Save your baby by practicing safe sleep
  6. 6. Your baby should sleep on his back <ul><li>Babies placed to sleep on their stomachs are much more likely to die of SIDS than babies placed on their backs to sleep </li></ul>
  7. 7. Your baby should sleep in an empty crib
  8. 8. Not with you… <ul><li>Unintentional suffocation has been the leading cause of fatal injury to infants nationwide in the last 20 years </li></ul>
  9. 9. … or on a sofa
  10. 10. … or near soft fluffy pillows and animals <ul><li>Babies are more likely to die of SIDS if they are placed to sleep on top of soft bedding or if they are covered with soft bedding </li></ul>
  11. 11. Save your baby by practicing safe sleep

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