Safe Kids Kansas reminds parents and caregivers to communicate with each other about safety recommendations, sleep positions, baby proofing, emergency planning, and expectations of care for the child. Our Safe Sleep Tip Sheet has information and recommended safety guidelines for both parents and childcare providers on safe sleep environments - specifically safe sleep position, the danger of unaccustomed tummy sleeping, use of an approved crib or playpen, and guidelines for adequate supervision.
Communication regarding infant care practices at home and away from home can reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death syndrome (SIDS) as well as unintentional suffocation and strangulation. Two way communication between parents and caregivers, such as relatives and childcare providers, regarding safe sleep practices may very well save a child’s life. This important conversation needs to take place before the very first day the child is cared for and should be reinforced by both the parent and the caregivers on a regular basis.
Click here for a printable copy of the Safe Sleep Tip Sheet for parents and childcare providers.
Click here for the news releases on Safe Sleep Environments for Baby Safety Month.
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