SIDS and Kids have recently updated their safe sleeping guidelines to include “Breastfeed baby if you can” which supplements the five pre-existing key public health recommendations to reduce the risk of sudden and unexpected death in infancy. All six points are listed below and we would love to hear your thoughts on the new addition to the safe sleeping guidelines.
Six ways to sleep baby safely and reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy:
1. Sleep baby on the back from birth, not on the tummy or side.
2. Sleep baby with head and face uncovered.
3. Keep baby smoke free before birth and after.
4. Provide a safe sleeping environment night and day.
5. Sleep baby in their own safe sleeping place in the same room as an adult care-giver for the first six to twelve months.
6. Breastfeed baby if you can.
SIDS and Kids Safe Sleep iPhone App now available!
To coincide with the launch of the revised safe sleeping messages SIDS and Kids have released a free iPhone app SIDS and Kids Safe Sleep to educate the community about the best way to sleep a baby safely. the app is available for download from the iTunes App Store at no cost and includes modeules such as Safe Sleeping, Tummy Time and Safe Wrapping.
SIDS and Kids is a high profile and well respected national charity with a highly successful history in health promotion, bereavement support, advocacy and research.
SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and supporting bereaved families.
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