Safe Sleep for Your Baby

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), 2021

“Tragically, infants in Connecticut are still more likely to die from unsafe sleeping conditions than from child abuse, car accidents, choking, drowning,falls, or any other source of intentional injury. The most common unsafe sleep environments in Connecticut fatality cases include:

  1. Co-sleeping in an adult bed with parents or siblings
  2. Sleeping in the car seat
  3. Sleeping in a crib with blanket, or pillows
  4. Infants placed on their stomachs

While many of us have heard messages regarding safe sleep and ‘back to sleep,’ many people do not know how often infants in Connecticut die from unsafe sleep conditions. On average, more than twenty Connecticut infants die each year while sleeping in an “unsafe sleep environment.”

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