Safe to Sleep

 

WORDS BABIES CAN LIVE BY:
You just need to remember, “B.I.B.S.”
It stands for:
BABY ALONE
IN A CRIB
BACK TO SLEEP
SAFE TO SLEEP

Safe Sleeping Practices are VITAL, for Mom, Dad, Grandparents and all caregivers to learn and practice everyday. It’s important that everyone who cares for a baby, or knows someone who cares for a baby, learns safe sleep positions and routines.

That’s why Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, a Division of The Villages, and The Kids First Trust Fund have initiated a new public awareness and education campaign to help reduce the rate of infant sleep-related deaths in Indiana.

Be careful not to fall asleep while holding your baby.
Sleep related deaths, and often from co-sleeping, are one of the leading causes of infant deaths.

It’s simple: “B.I.B.S” stands for Words Babies Can Live By…

BABIES ALONE, with nothing else
IN A CRIB, no co-sleeping with baby anywhere
BACK TO SLEEP, tummy-time is only for play-time. It’s belly-side-up to sleep
SAFE TO SLEEP

WORDS BABIES CAN LIVE BY.

Babies need more than good sleep habits, food, diaper changes, and Mommy, though, too. Baby bonding time with Daddy is important to do everyday for the emotional well-being and development. Research shows daily “Daddy-Time” reduces mental health issues for children later in life.

 

For more information about bringing a SafeTots Presentation to your location or community organization, please fill out a Presentation Form to schedule a training.

 

Downloadable Information

Birth to Five

 

Links to News Articles, Information, Etc

SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment

American Academy of Pediatrics – New Safe Sleep Recommendations

American Academy of Pediatrics – Expends Guidelines for Infant Sleep Safety and SIDS Risk Reduction

Indiana DCS – Safe Sleep

Indiana DCS Safe Sleep Locations

CDC – SIDS

WFYI – New Program Targets Indiana’s High Infant Mortality Rate

Indiana State Medical Association – Public Policy Manual 2017

Indiana Health Rankings List 2016

Fox59 – Infants Should Sleep in Room with Parents

NWI.com – What is Killing Indiana’s Infants

Journal of Forensic Nursing – Illustrations of Unexpected Infant Sleep Deaths

2017 Infant Mortality Summit Event Registration (November 15, 2017)