Holy Cross Health Promotes Safe Sleep for Infants

Holy Cross Health is dedicated to the health and safety of our youngest patients through education to our staff, parents, caregivers and families. 

Why Safe Sleep?

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) claims more lives among American children under the age of 18 than firearms, car accidents, suicides, or drug overdoses.

Every year in the United States, nearly 4,000 infants die of sleep-related incidents.

The CDC data reveals that only 1% of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) cases happen when a baby is sleeping with Safe Sleep conditions.

Many of these deaths can be prevented. Safe sleep matters.

 

Safe Sleep ABC’s

A - Make sure baby sleeps ALONE in an empty crib or bassinet.

B - Place baby on their BACK for every sleep.

C - CRIB (or Pack & Play) Use firm, flat mattress, and fitted sheet. Keep the crib empty.

 

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