Safe sleep campaign
Earlier, I shared an article on the importance of safe sleep environments for infants. First Five Santa Clara County, in partnership with the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, has just announced a new Safe Sleep Awareness Campaign.
To read more about the campaign and to find resources for safe sleep, visit http://www.first5kids.org/safesleep.
They are emphasizing the “ABC’s” of a safe sleep environment. Infants should sleep Alone, on their Back, and in a Crib or bassinet.
The Mercury News also ran an article about safe sleep environments and the new campaign. You can read it at http://www.mercurynews.com/health/ci_19556235.
I know this topic can be distressing to think about, but please take the time to review the elements of a safe sleep environment. These simple steps can make a big difference in keeping infants safe.