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Research shows parents and caregivers can take the following actions to help reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant (less than 1 year old) death:

  • Always place babies on their backs to sleep for every sleep.
  • Use a firm sleep surface, such as a mattress in a safety-approved crib, covered by a fitted sheet.
  • Have the baby share your room, not your bed. Your baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch, or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else.
  • Keep soft objects, such as pillows and loose bedding out of your baby’s sleep area.
  • Prevent exposure to smoking during pregnancy and after birth because these are important risk factors for SIDS. The risk of SIDS is even stronger when a baby shares a bed with a smoker. To reduce risk, do not smoke during pregnancy, and do not smoke or allow smoking around your baby.

Safe Sleep Environment Hand-outs:

Licensed providers, to get STARS credit for Safe Sleep training, please go here: DEL Training.

This training explains the importance of protecting infants during a crucial time of their development. Learn about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and what you can do to reduce the risk of SIDS with recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics, focusing on a safe sleep environment. Resources to print out are included.

Para obtener crédito STARS para el entrenamiento a dormir seguro, por favor haga clic aqui: DEL Formacion.

Esta clase explicará la importancia de proteger a los bebés durante una de las etapas críticas de desarrollo. Usted aprenderá acerca del Síndrome de Muerte Súbita del Lactante, lo que usted puede hacer para reducir el riesgo de acuerdo a las recomendaciones de la Academia Americana de Pediatría y cómo crear un ambiente seguro para dormir.  Usted podrá imprimir los recursos incluidos.

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