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Despite continuing progress in reducing infant mortality and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in South Carolina, sleep-related deaths continue to be a significant problem.
Statewide efforts promoting Safe Sleep have started making inroads into sleep-related deaths.
To keep those numbers going in the right direction and your baby healthy, follow the ABC’s of safe sleep. Your baby should sleep Alone on his/her Back in a Crib.
Your baby should not sleep in your bed (also called co-sleeping or co-bedding). The same holds true for sleeping on a chair or couch – do not sleep with the baby. Instead, put the baby’s crib nearby or in your bedroom (also called room sharing or co-rooming).
Remove pillows, stuffed animals, bumpers, wedges, quilts, comforters and blankets from the crib. Also,
make sure there are no light or blind cords within reach of the crib that could tangle or choke the baby.
Again, NO adult beds, chairs or couches for baby sleep time. A safety-approved crib with a firm mattress and tight fitting sheet is recommended. A bassinet or pack-n-play are also approved sleeping furniture. Keep in mind that the bassinet should be discontinued once the baby can attempt to roll over.
Always place your baby on his/her back for every sleep time – during the day and at night.
Remove all loose bedding, blankets, stuffed animals, bumper pads, wedges, and pillows from your baby’s crib to maintain an uncluttered sleeping area. Also, avoid overheating by keeping the room
temperature at a comfortable setting for you.
Spread the Word
Share this simple message with everyone who cares for your baby or for any baby under one year of age to help reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Help family members, babysitters, child care workers, and everyone you know ensure a safe sleeping environment for your baby.