A necessary program has been developed for Detroit expectant moms and current caregivers of newborns called Safe Sleep, which provides classes that teach key safety precautions to prevent sleep related infant deaths. Moms and Babes Too, Inc. together with the Detroit Health Department have partnered to initiate this program.
The goals of the program are as follows
Increase awareness of infant safe sleep practices among Detroit residents
Provide portable cribs (pack and play) through a sub-sustainable crib bank for Detroiters so that together we can accomplish fewer sleep related deaths.
Follow these tips for safe sleep during every nap and night-time routine:
Place your baby on their back, in a crib, bassinet or pack-n-play for every sleep time.
Use a firm mattress with a tightly fitted sheet.
Keep baby’s sleep space clutter free – no pillows, blankets or toys.
Avoid covering baby’s head or overheating. Instead of a blanket, consider using a sleep sack, wearable blanket or footed sleeper to keep baby warm.
Remind everyone who cares for your baby, including babysitters and family members, how to keep baby safe while sleeping.
For more information on Safe Sleep, click here: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71548_57836---,00.html