“Berkeley Medical Center, which is also certified by Cribs for Kids as a National Safe Sleep Hospital, is participating in the Safe Sleep For Babies Campaign so we can assist in increasing the visibility and delivery of consistent infant safe-sleep messages to our expectant parents, other family members and the community,” Clarise Ottley, nursing director of the mother/baby unit, said in a news release. “We also want to educate our families and the public of the importance of adopting infant safe sleep practices and ways to prevent injury and death of babies associated with unsafe sleep practices.”
The Say YES to Safe Sleep for Babies program uses a systemic hospital-based approach in conjunction with community-based reinforcement to educate parents of newborns about infant safe sleep at a time when families are responsive to receiving information.
|B'more Babies Safe Sleep Campaign||This video is part of a Baltimore, Maryland campaign to share messages about infant safety and family health.|
|Safe Sleep Practices by Eastern Virginia Medical School||This video was produced by Eastern Virginia Medical School as a direct result of child deaths in Hampton Roads area determined to have been caused or influenced by the sleep environment.|
|Safe Sleep for Babies: Learn How by U.S. Product Safety Commission||This video provides information on how to create a safe sleep environment for your baby. This video is also available in Spanish.|
|Safe Sleep for your Baby by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development||This short video is part of the Safe to Sleep campaign to educate parents and caregivers about ways to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death. The video portrays what a safe sleep environment looks like and describes other ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death.|
The program, Say YES to Safe Sleep for Babies, is in response to the fact that the leading cause of injury-related death for West Virginia infants younger than 1 is suffocation and strangulation in an adult bed or other unsafe sleep surface.
Distribution of safe sleeping information, along with discussion with parents, is an integral part of SIDS and Kids’ health promotion program to ensure everyone is aware of how to create a safe sleeping environment for their baby to reduce the risk of SIDS and sleeping accidents.