Safe Sleep for Babies Saves Lives. Today is the South Side Festival and my sorority is participating. We are going to be doing our thing – health promotion and disease prevention through education. Who are we? We are Chi Eta Phi Sorority, an organization of professional nurses committed to serving the community. Today, we will be screening for hypertension, providing heart health and diabetes education, and increasing awareness about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Safe Sleep for Babies. I will be in charge of the Safe Sleep station. What’s Safe Sleep for Babies?
Safe Sleep for Babies is a campaign to reduce the number of babies dying from SIDS. While there is still much to learn, there are some things we already know. We know that SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants between the ages of one month and one year. We know that babies sleep safest on their backs in a crib or play yard with a firm mattress, free of blankets and stuffed animals because this sleeping pattern reduces the incidence of SIDS. We know that babies that sleep alone have fewer suffocation hazards. We know that Safe Sleep for Babies saves lives. Today, I am going to be sharing that message. For more information about Safe Sleep for Babies click on the hyperlink or go to http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/sleep/Pages/Safe-Sleep-for-Babies.aspx.
That’s my six words story for today. Well, I guess I have two stories today. Babies sleep safest on their backs. Safe Sleep for Babies saves lives. What yours? I’d love to hear it, but keep it brief. Since you can only use six, every word counts.
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