As parents and caregivers, keeping your baby safe is always your number one priority.
Pediatricians are available for great advice on the health and safety of our babies including fevers, feedings, diaper rash and even car seat safety!
There are also additional sources available when it comes to the safety of our babies that you may not always think of.
There are three federal agencies responsible for keeping the most vulnerable bundles of joy safe along with our health professionals.
Federal partners—the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) – have been working for decades to reduce infant deaths and injuries and keep babies safe.
The Safe to Sleep® campaign, led by NICHD, in collaboration with HRSA and several other organizations and in partnership with CPSC, has a wealth of downloadable resources for creating a safe space for babies and reducing the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death.
Our three agencies all recommend that babies 1) be placed on their back to sleep, 2) the sleep environment be kept free of clutter that can cause suffocation, such as pillows, quilts, comforters, and cushions; and 3) be placed to sleep in a crib, bassinet, or play yard that meet new and stronger safety standards.
These Safe to Sleep® materials can be shared with other parents, caregivers, grandparents, and health and child care providers.
Check out http://safetosleep.nichd.nih.gov for more Safe to Sleep® resources.
Find out more about baby product safety recalls and updates to nursery product standards at www.cpsc.gov/cribs.
Finally, learn more about resources available for your community including health and child care providers at www.hrsa.gov.
Together, we CAN keep baby safe.