Safe Sleep

Any parent of a 0-12 month old infant may be concerned about SIDS, but what they should be worried about is suffocation. Suffocation is the leading cause of injury related death in infants, and it can be prevented. Click here to learn more. 

Safe Infant Sleep

July
31,
2023
| 11:55 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerBefore leaving your infant with a friend, grandparent, other relative or babysitter, it’s important to make sure the caregiver practices the basics of safe sleep. It might feel like an awkward or unnecessary topic to bring up with your
June
14,
2023
| 12:51 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerFluffy pillows, soft blankets and stuffed toys look cozy and cute in a crib. But they can be hazardous for a sleeping infant.Safety experts say the only bedding to use is a tight fitted sheet around the mattress. Extra objects such as
May
22,
2023
| 11:47 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerBy buckling their children into car seats and lifejackets, parents are taking steps to protect against tragic accidents. Safe sleep practices fit into that same mindset.Taking precautions in an infant’s sleep space -- just like the
May
18,
2023
| 11:10 AM America/Chicago
The Center for Community Health led by Cook Children's joins many community events for parents and families to share safety and parenting information. The Center for Community Health provides education and resources to reduce injuries and share
April
24,
2023
| 11:47 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleIf you are the parent of a baby, you’ve probably been given the advice to sleep when the baby is sleeping. While well-meaning, it’s not always that easy.As a mother of twins, now 14, I often rolled my eyes when someone would tell me
April
05,
2023
| 14:33 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerCook Children’s Medical Center has seen 30 infant deaths linked to unsafe sleep situations since January 2022, more than the number of fatal gunshot wounds and drownings combined. That’s why safety advocates at Cook Children’s are
April
29,
2019
| 10:28 AM America/Chicago
Popular rocking sleepers have been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons.  Last week, Kids2 recalled all of its rocking sleeping models after reports that say five children have died in its sleeper since they were introduced in March
November
03,
2017
| 15:03 PM America/Chicago
As a lactation consultant, I often hear regret from moms when they state that they “only nursed for ...” (insert perceived short time here.) That always bothers me, because any distance that a mom makes in her breastfeeding journey, is a win
August
22,
2017
| 10:46 AM America/Chicago
For years, Americans have been told the safest place for a baby to sleep is on their backs, but a new study finds many parents aren’t following that advice. According to the study published this month in the journal Pediatrics, just half of