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Parents, remember the ABCs of Safe Sleep

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Remember the ABCs of Safe Sleep

To reduce sleep-related deaths of infants, the Tennessee Department of Health has launched a new campaign to promote safe sleep. Public service announcements feature Sandy who, after the loss of her child, has made it her mission to educate parents and caregivers about safe sleep practices for babies.

Remember the ABC's of Safe Sleep:

A is for Alone: always let the baby sleep alone;
B is for on the baby's back: an infant should be placed to sleep on his or her back, not on his or her side or stomach;
C is for Crib: always put a baby to sleep in a crib that is empty of other items such as pillows, toys, blankets and bumper pads.

In 2012, 121 Tennessee babies died while sleeping because someone rolled on top of them, they became entrapped in something in the bed and were strangled, or they were caught between an adult or another child and the back of a couch or chair. Such deaths are preventable by following the ABCs of Safe Sleep.

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