In 2015, LVMPD officers responded to 17 incidents where an infant passed away while sleeping in an unsafe sleeping environment or a co-sleeping situation. So far in 2016, ten infants have passed away due to these conditions in Metro’s jurisdiction. This tragic situation can be prevented by observing the following recommendations:
-- Always place the baby on his or her back for sleep.
-- Dress the baby in light sleep clothing, such as a one-piece sleeper and do not use a blanket.
-- Make sure nothing is covering the baby’s head or face.
-- Babies should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch or chair, or with anyone else.
-- Babies should sleep on a firm sleep surface, such as a crib mattress covered with a fitted sheet.
-- Keep soft objects, toys, and loose bedding out of the baby’s sleep area.
For more information on Safe Sleeping contact the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at 1-800-505-CRIB (2742) or http://www.nichd.nih.gov/SIDS. For information on crib safety guidelines, contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission at 1-800-638-2772 or http://www.cpsc.gov.
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