A is for Alone. In other words, room share, don't bed share a bassinet in your room so baby can be close by but in their own safe sleep space. The AAP recommends keeping baby in your room for at least the first six months, ideally up to a year.
B is for back. Put baby to sleep on their back Every. Single. Time. They don’t have enough head control to turn to the side if placed on their tummies.
C is for crib. This means no swing, Rock N Play, or car seat. It is so tempting, especially with reflux babies, to let them sleep for an extended period of time in one of these.
D is for don’t smoke. Do not smoke or allow smoking around your baby or in your baby's environment.
Nurture KC can help qualified families that do not currently have a crib (wooden or portable), obtain a Pack n’ Play® crib. Pregnant women in their third trimester or women with children 6 months of age or younger, who can prove they are financially eligible, will be referred to a partner agency.
Nurture KC puede ayudar a las familias calificadas que actualmente no tienen una cuna (de madera o portátil) , a obtener una cuna Pack n’ Play®. Las mujeres embarazadas en su tercer trimestre o las mujeres con hijos de 6 meses de edad o menores, que puedan probar que son elegibles financieramente, serán remitidas a una agencia asociada que lo programará para asistir a una clase de sueño seguro y determinar si recibirá un paquete n 'Play® cuna.
Q: When my children were babies, I put them on their stomachs to sleep. Was that wrong?
A: No. You were following advice based on the evidence available at that time. Since then, research has shown that sleeping on the stomach increases the risk for SIDS. This research also shows that sleeping on the back carries the lowest risk of SIDS, and that’s why the recommendation is “back is best.”
Dads today spend triple the amount of time caring for their children than dads did 50 years ago. Making sure dads with infants know how to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death is more important than ever. Dads everywhere can keep baby safe during sleep.