Sleep Safety Begins With the ABCs

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A Kaiser Permanente Northern California sleep safety campaign for babies makes life-saving knowledge for parents and caregivers easy to remember and use.

Approximately 3,500 infants die from sleep-related deaths annually in the United States. Many of these deaths are the result of babies sleeping in an unsafe environment. At Kaiser Permanente Northern California, a simple education program for parents and caregivers explains the ABCs of safe baby sleep: Babies should sleep alone, on their backs, and in a crib. Watch a short video above to learn more about this important life-saving initiative.

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  1. Kim Trood, Director of Outpatient Pediatrics, Napa Solano Service Area

    One important recommendation that this article did not include is that the crib or bassinet should be in the parent’s room for the first 6 months. And babies should always sleep on a firm surface without blankets or pillows.

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