Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death for infants between 1 month and 1 year of age. It is important for any and every one that cares for a child under the age of 1 to know about back to sleep and safe sleep practices. Inconsistencies in sleeping positions increase the risk of SIDS by 40%.
At the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, we offer safe sleep education for free to the community. This education is provided to non-parental child care providers, as well as agencies and organizations that want the knowledge and to be informed about safe sleep and infant mortality. There is evidence to show the effectiveness of safe sleep training in increasing community’s awareness and knowledge about SIDS. Safe sleep education includes:
- Understanding SIDS
- Modifying the risk factors of SIDS
- Reducing the risk for SIDS
- And more…
Safe sleep education is not limited to day care providers.*