Safe Sleep

At clayton babies sleep consulting safety comes first.  We provide safe sleep educational outreach for families, caregivers and schools in an effort to help reduce the incidence of SIDS.  As a spokesperson for the Safe to Sleep campaign safety is always a priority.  Please take the time to read the following information provided by The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on safe sleep practices.
What is SIDS?
*     Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexpected death of a baby
younger than 1 year of age that doesn’t have a known cause even after a complete
investigation.
*    It is the leading cause of death among infants between 1 month and 1 year of age.
African American and American Indian/Alaska Native babies are at a higher risk of SIDS
than infants of other races and ethnicities.
*      SIDS is just one type of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death or “SUID,” which includes
those from no clear reason, such as SIDS, and those from a known reason, such as
suffocation, neglect, homicide, or other sleep-related causes.
by SIDS.
What are the current recommendations to reduce the risk of SIDS and other
sleep-related causes of infant death?
 1)  Always place baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night, to reduce the
risk of SIDS.
2)  Put baby to sleep in a separate sleep area in the same room where you sleep.
If you bring baby into your bed to breastfeed, make sure to put him or her back into a
separate sleep area, such as a safety-approved crib, bassinet, or portable play area
when you are finished.
3)  Use a firm sleep surface, covered by a fitted sheet, to reduce the risk of SIDS and
other sleep-related causes of death. Remove all loose bedding, soft objects and toys.

 

For more information on the Safe to Sleep campaign, go to:
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/SIDS