News release from Parkview Health:
Parkview leading safe sleep exchange event
The community is invited to participate in a safe sleep exchange this weekend in an effort to keep infants safe.
Saturday, July 7
Renaissance Pointe YMCA
2323 Bowser Ave.
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, July 8
10001 Dawsons Creek Blvd.
Anyone who brings a bumper pad, blanket, positioner, or wedge, will receive a free infant sleep sack. Parkview wants to help keep babies safe and healthy. Safe sleeping practices for infants can help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Tips to promote safe sleep for infants:
[li]Always lay your baby on his/her back for every sleep time[/li]
[li]Always lay your baby on a firm sleeping surface that is approved for infants[/li]
[li]Never share a bed with your baby. Sharing a bed can potentially lead to smothering.[/li]
[li]Never use soft or loose bedding in your baby’s crib or bassinet[/li]
[li]Never place soft objects such as stuffed animals, pillows and blankets in your baby’s crib or bassinet[/li]
[li]Never use positioners, wedges or bumpers in crib or bassinet[/li]