Monday, October 15, 2018

October is SUID/SIDS Awareness Month! CDC: Helping Babies Sleep Safely

Division of Reproductive Health Global Activity eUpdate

Helping Babies Sleep Safely

Safe sleep for baby
For Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, we’re sharing tips parents and caregivers can use to help reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths, including SIDS. Start by placing baby on his or her back for all sleep times—for naps and at night. And share your room with your baby, but not your bed. Learn more about these and other steps you can take to create a safe sleep area for baby in a feature from CDC: Helping Babies Sleep Safely

Post Your #SafeSleepSnap
For SIDS Awareness Month, CDC and NICHD are teaming up to encourage people to share photos of babies (up to 12 months of age) in a safe sleep environment to help educate others about safe infant sleep. Encourage your friends and followers to participate during the month of October by sharing the following social media post:
Do you know what a safe infant sleep environment looks like? Share this example, or take a pic of your baby, grandbaby, niece, or nephew sleeping safely and share it with your followers. Be sure to use #SafeSleepSnap in your post!  Remember: safe sleep environments are firm, flat, & free of soft and loose items. Babies sleep safest on their backs! #SafeToSleep 
Public Health Grand Rounds
Join us for the next CDC Grand Rounds on “Safe Sleep for Infants,” on Tuesday, October 23, from 1–2 p.m. ET. 

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