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October is SIDS Awareness Month

October 7, 2021 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Safe Sleep Theme for October 1–7: 

Always place baby on their back to sleep.  The back sleep position carries the lowest risk of SIDS and is recommended for all babies, including preterm babies, until they are 1 year old. Help BBNA spread the word.


Safe Sleep Theme for October 8–14:

Babies should sleep on a firm and flat surface, such as a mattress in a safety-approved crib, that is free of loose and soft items such as toys, crib bumpers, and blankets.  This prevents asphyxiation (smothering), entrapment, strangulation.


Safe Sleep Theme for October 15–21: 

Share your room with baby.  Keeping baby in your room, in a separate safe sleep area made just for baby (such as a safety-approved crib next to your bed) helps to reduce the risk of #SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death.


Safe Sleep Theme for October 22–31: 

Breastfeed to reduce the risk of SIDS.  Breastfeeding or feeding babies breast milk reduces their risk for SIDS. Remember to also practice safe sleep when feeding.


October 7, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM