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WHAT CAN YOU & OTHER CAREGIVERS DO TO PROTECT YOUR BABY?

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUIDS) is the unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old. It occurs suddenly and unexpectedly. 

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS is one type of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID).

SIDS and SUID often happen when your baby is sleeping, but can also happen when your
baby is awake in their sleeping area. Infant sleep-related death is the leading cause of death
in infants before 1 year old. Preterm babies (babies born before 37 completed weeks of
pregnancy) are at higher risk of SIDS and SUID.

Following these safer-sleep tips reviewed by trusted experts will help your baby sleep safer and reduce your baby's risk of SIDS or SUID and other sleep-related life threatening situations.

Watch our Safer Sleep education video from Black mothers to Black mothers. 

 

Safe Sleep Education Partner: Margaret Jackson, Cultural Brokers Inc., Executive Director and Certified Safe Sleep Educator

SAFER SLEEP:

  • Breastfeed!!

  • Place baby on the back to sleep

  • Place baby alone in the crib to sleep

  • Keep your baby from overheating

  • Use a wearable blanket instead of loose blankets

  • Use a tight fitted sheet

  • Offer a pacifier 3-4 weeks after birth

UNSAFE SLEEP:

  • Placing baby to sleep on their stomach

  • Soft toys, blankets, pillows, bumpers in the sleep area

  • Overdressing baby

  • Bedsharing

  • Smoking (cigarette, marijuana, cigar, etc.) during pregnancy or smoking around baby after birth

Are you a caregiver of a baby?

Read our safer safe introductory guide for parents & caregivers below!

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Are  you helping others learn about safer sleep practices? Read our community-informed facilitator guide below!

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Learn more information and become a safer sleep pro:

Contact us at info@black-enterprises.com