Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent and The Children’s Museum have joined forces as community partners “4 Kids Health” to provide children’s health and wellness education. On Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., St.Vincent will distribute free sleep sacks for infants 0-6months in the Atrium while supplies last.
Each year, approximately 2,300 infants die from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). While researchers still aren’t sure what causes SIDS, there are risk factors including:
- Soft bedding, pillows or blankets, as well as bumper pads
- Being overheated during sleep
- Having a parent or caregiver who smokes
- Sleeping on stomach
Safe Sleep Do’s and Don’ts
Whether you are a new parent or this is your third child, remember to keep your infant safe during a nap or bedtime.
- Do use a sleep sac.
- Don’t leave anything in your child’s crib. Remember, “Nothing but baby.”
- Do invest in a firm and tight-fitting crib mattress with a fitted sheet.
- Don’t let your child sleep in your bed.
- Do make sure your child sleeps on his or her back, not the stomach or side.
- Don’t smoke cigarettes during or after pregnancy, and have anyone who smokes change their clothing before having contact with the baby.
Review these precautions with anyone who may be keeping your child, including family members, babysitters, nannies or childcare workers. For more information on safe sleep, visit firstcandle.org.