Protect Your Sleeping Baby
October is “Safe Sleep Month” nationally and in Michigan. During this campaign, LACASA Center’s Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Council shares information with parents and infant caregivers to raise awareness about safe sleep practices.
Safe sleep is an important part of keeping infants healthy. If you have an infant, you can help reduce your baby’s risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related injuries or death by following safe sleep guidelines.
Livingston County residents can learn more about safe sleep by:
- Visiting the Howell Carnegie and Hartland Cromaine libraries to view safe sleep displays
- Following LACASA’s Facebook page to see safe-sleep related posts
- Taking an online infant safety class, S.C.D.–Sleeping Crying Driving, which can be found at lacasacenter.org.
Follow the ABCs!
The safest sleep environment is when infants are put to sleep Alone, on their Back, and in their own Crib or bassinet. For at least the first six months, babies should sleep in their parents’ room, but always on their back and alone in their own separate sleeping environment, which should contain only a firm mattress and fitted sheet—no blankets, toys, or crib bumpers.
For more details, visit the state of Michigan’s Safe Sleep page