Don’t sleep with your baby

Vance County Health Department
Aug. 13, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Parents can prevent roll-over deaths by not sharing a bed with their baby.

Bed-sharing is one of the top causes of death for infants younger than 1 year old.

Instead of sharing a bed, parents should consider sharing the same room and putting their baby in a crib or bassinet.

By not sleeping in the same bed as your baby, you can reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, by up to 50 percent.

Love your baby, and protect your baby. Never sleep with your baby

For more information, contact the Vance County Health Department (252) 492-7915.