Last year, dozens of Oklahoma families experienced the tragic and untimely death of an infant or toddler due to unsafe sleeping practices.
What you can do:
- Be aware of smothering dangers. Babies can smother next to or under a pillow, stuffed animal, bumper pad, quilt, sheep skin, duvet or comforter. Babies can roll off or become wedged in an adult bed, futon, sofa, chair or recliner. An adult, child or pet can accidentally roll over on a baby when sleeping together.
- Babies should sleep in a one-piece sleeper on their backs in a crib with a tight-fitting mattress and only a light blanket, if necessary.
- To feed or comfort a baby in an adult bed, ensure adults are not overly tired, have not been smoking or drinking, or on medication. Place the baby back in her crib when the adults are ready to sleep.
Other Sleep Safety Resources
National Education Campaign on Crib Safety - Keeping Babies Safe
National Safe to Sleep Campaign Materials
Newly Revised AAP Guidelines
Preparing for a Lifetime Campaign- Safe Sleep for you Baby(The Oklahoma State Department of Health)
Public Service Announcements