LVMPD would like to remind all persons responsible for caring for an infant about the importance of safe sleeping for the child.
Please take a moment to view this important safety reminder: Safe to Sleep
The following are recommendations by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night. The back sleep position is the safest position for all babies, including preterm babies.
Dress your baby in light sleep clothing, such as a one-piece sleeper, and do not use a blanket.
Make sure nothing covers the baby’s head or face.
Baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else.
Use a firm sleep surface such as a mattress in a safety-approved* crib, covered by a fitted sheet.
Do not use pillows, blankets, sheepskins or crib bumpers anywhere in your baby’s sleep area.
Keep soft objects, toys and loose bedding out of your baby’s sleep area.
Do not smoke or let anyone smoke around your baby.
As an additional precaution, the following is recommended by the Abuse and Neglect Detail of LVMPD:
*For more information on crib safety guidelines, contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission at 1-800-638-2772 or http://www.cpsc.gov.
For more information on Safe Sleeping contact the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at 1-800-505-CRIB (2742) or http://www.nichd.nih.gov/SIDS
LVMPD would like to thank you for always ensuring your baby is sleeping safely.