Safe Sleep Awareness Month

October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month. Niagara County has lost 13 babies in the last 5 years due to unsafe sleep environments. Safe Sleep not only reduces the risks of SIDS but it reduces the risk of suffocation, entrapment and strangulation. The safest way for babies under one year of age to sleep is alone, on their back, in a crib. We have put together our top tips for #SafeSleep! Share these tips with parents, caregivers, babysitters, grandparents and siblings.

Do you know what a Safe Sleep Environment Looks Like?

Need a Crib?

If you know of someone in need of a crib, the Child Advocacy Center is a partner with the P3 Center for Teens, Mom and Kids at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in the Cribs for Kids program. Call the CAC for more information, 716.285.0045.

More Reading

For more information on Safe Sleep, visit these resources below:

Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, Safe Sleep Information

US Dept of Health and Human Services, Safe to Sleep

Charlies Kids, Safe Sleep Plan

CDC, Safe Sleep for Babies