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    JCPH Announces a New Infant Safe Sleep Video


    Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is proud to announce a new Jefferson County Insights video http://bit.ly/ZJcRZF. It highlights the importance of safe sleep for infants and features a Jefferson County mother and her infant during a visit with one of our public health nurses as well as an interview with Dr. Ann Halbower with Children’s Hospital and the Safe Sleep Coalition.

    Creating a safe sleep environment for infants is easy to do and can reduce risk of suffocation, as well as sudden unexplained infant death syndrome (SUIDS). Start by removing all items from the crib, including crib bumpers, blankets and toys. Be sure to place infants on their backs to sleep and keep them warm by using a simple sleep sack or one-piece sleep wear.

    Some parents and caregivers feel more comfortable having the infant sleep in the same room, this is fine, but only if there is a portable sleeping crib or bassinette. The risk of suffocation is real! Never share a bed or sleeping space with an infant. Parents and caregivers can also protect infants by making sure that anyone else who might be putting the baby down for sleep, including grandparents and other family members, understands the importance of a safe sleep environment and follows these guidelines. Visit the JCPH injury prevention web page to learn more about safe sleep and injury prevention across the lifespan.

    Are you in need of a crib? Organizations in Jefferson County are providing cribs to families who want their children to be safe but don’t have the means to purchase a crib. To receive a crib, individuals must call the TRIAD Early Childhood Council at 303-914-6586 and attend an information session with a parent educator.

    Nancy Braden
    Public Health Communications
    303-239-7137
    nbraden@jeffco.us

    February 28, 2013


    Last Updated: 6-5-2013