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Safe Sleep For Your Baby | Boyle County Health Department

Safe Sleep For Your Baby

Reduce the Risk of SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death

Home

http://www.nichd.nih.gov/SIDS

  • Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night, to reduce the risk of SIDS.
  • Use a firm sleep surface, covered by a fitted sheet, to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related cause of infant death.
  • Your baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch, or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else.
  • Keep soft objects, toys and loose bedding out of your baby’s sleep area to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep related cause of infant death.
  • To reduce the risk of SIDS, women should: Get regular health care during pregnancy, and Not smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs during pregnancy or after the baby is born.
  • To reduce the risk of SIDS, do not smoke during pregnancy, and do not smoke or allow smoking around your baby.
  • Breastfeed your baby to reduce the risk of SIDS
  • Give your baby a dry pacifier that is not attached to a string for naps and at night to reduce the risk of SIDS.
  • Do not let your baby get too hot during sleep
  • Follow health care provider guidance on your baby’s  vaccine and regular check ups.
  • Avoid products that claim to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death.
  • Do not use home heart or breathing monitors to reduce thee risk of SIDS.
  • Give you baby plenty of Tummy Time when he or she is awake and when someone is watching.
Hours of Operation

Monday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Contact Us

Call: (859)-236-2053

Fax: (859)-236-2863

For Medical Emergencies Call: 911

For Health Department Emergencies Call: (859)-583-6123

 

448 South Third Street

P.O. Box 398

Danville, Ky 40423-0