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Sudden Infant Death Risk Reduction and Counseling A Program of Public Health Solutions http:www.healthsolutions.org/sid. SAFE SLEEPING FOR BABIES NYC Satellite Office of NYS Center for SID. Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths (S.U.I.D).

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Sudden Infant Death Risk Reduction and Counseling

A Program of Public Health Solutions

http:www.healthsolutions.org/sid

SAFE SLEEPING

FOR

BABIES

NYC Satellite Office of NYS Center for SID

sudden unexplained infant deaths s u i d
Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths (S.U.I.D)

Most unexplained infant deaths are NOT SIDS and are largely preventable.

Many involve asphyxiation combined with unsafe infant sleep conditions.

The most vulnerable are infants 1 to 6 months old.

you can reduce the risk
YOU CAN REDUCE THE RISK!

Sleep Position

Cigarette Smoke

Sleep environment

sleep position
Sleep Position

Placing baby on his/her back for sleep is the

single mostimportant

step in reducing the risk of his/her dying from re-breathing CO2

or from asphyxiation.

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Since 1996

the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended the

back sleep position

because it lowers the risk of sudden unexplained infant death.

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Maintain

a

smoke-free zone

around the baby !

cigarette smoke exposure
Cigarette Smoke Exposure

The MORE cigarettes, the HIGHER the risk!

Don’t smoke or expose yourself to

second-hand (other people’s smoking) while you’re pregnant

and

Don’t expose your baby to second-hand smoke!

how exposure to cigarette smoke harms babies
How Exposure to Cigarette Smoke Harms Babies

Cigarette smoke destroys brain cells that allow the baby to wake up when he or she is not getting enough oxygen.

safe sleep for your baby
Safe Sleep for Your Baby

Use a Safe crib or

Pack ‘n’ Play

Provide a FIRM mattress with a FITTED sheet.

DON’T use pillows, stuffed toys, bumpers, wedges, or fluffy comforters – baby doesn’t need them.

these are unsafe sleep environments for babies
These are Unsafe Sleep Environments for Babies

Waterbeds Pillows

Couches Mattress pads

Adult beds Blankets

Recliners Wedges

Air mattresses Bumpers

Futons Stuffed toys

babies are safest sleeping alone
Babies Are Safest Sleeping Alone

Sharing a bed with BABY is dangerous!

Adult beds and bedding are not designed for infants.

There is a risk of accidentally suffocating the baby by rolling over him or her while asleep.

This is also why babies should notsleep with other children or pets.

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Safe Way to Sleep Near Baby

Share your room instead, by placing baby’s crib next to your bed.

sleep environment
Sleep Environment

Avoid overheating - keep room temperature no higher than 70º

Do not overdress baby

Keep baby’s face and head uncovered

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