Share the Room, Never the Bed for Safe Sleep

The Importance of Safe Sleep

On average, one baby dies every other week in our community due to unsafe sleep practices. Sleep-related deaths are a leading cause of death for babies who are one month to one year and a major reason for Franklin County’s high infant mortality rate.

Too many babies die in unsafe sleep environments, and many of these deaths are preventable. To do so, remember the ABCs of SafeSleep:

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ALONE
Babies should always sleep alone and in an empty crib.  
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BACK
Babies should always sleep on their backs. 
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CRIB
An empty crib, with a firm mattress and fitted sheet is safest. 

Safe Sleep Resources

The goal of safe sleep is to ensure that more babies reach their first birthday. In addition to the ABC’s of Safe Sleep,
there are many resources available to help parent and caregivers as they navigate life with a newborn or infant. View our tips and educational materials to give you the tools to practice safe sleep every day, every time.

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Sweet Dreams Team Are you practicing the ABCs of Safe Sleep? Does your #sweetdreamsteam (your support team) follow safe sleep practices every nap, every night, every time? Download our Sweet Dreams Team playbook today for more helpful tips. Learn More


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Safe Sleep Comforting Techniques Many times, exhausted parents disregard Safe Sleep guidelines in exchange for some uninterrupted sleep. View ou resources to learn how to comfort your baby and still practice safe sleep. Learn More



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Tips for You and Your Baby As a new parent, it can be difficult navigating life with a newborn. They certainly don’t come with an instruction manual! From safe sleep to soothing techniques, view all of our tips for your baby. Learn More