Tuesday, January 16, 2018

CDC Vital Signs: Safe Sleep for Babies

Every year, there are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among US babies. Despite the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations, 22% of mothers report not placing their baby on his or her back to sleep and 39% of mothers report using soft bedding when placing babies to sleep.

The January 2018 issue of Vital Signs focuses on safe sleep. The issue includes an infographic, fact sheet, video and more, as well as action steps for health care providers, state and local health departments, and caregivers..

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