Safe Sleep for Babies

Every baby born at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital will receive a free safe sleep sack to take home. These  cozy alternatives to blankets are a gift from the Ayers Children’s Medical Center and will hopefully decrease the chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

In addition to the safe sleep sacks, every parent will go home with the ABC’s of Safe Sleep:  Babies should Sleep Alone, on their Back, in a Crib.  Statistics show that more than 4,500 babies die unexpectedly each year in the United States due to suffocation from fluffy bedding or a sleeping adult and many times the direct cause is never discovered.

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