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Crib Safety

SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome claims the lives of more than ten-thousand babies every year.

How your baby sleeps can help prevent SIDS. "It's very important when you bring your baby home from the hospital that you place the child on it's back. It's really the best position for a baby to sleep." says Linda Brees with Safe Kids.

Other ways to help prevent Sids, if you have a bumper in the crib, make sure it ties to the sides. And when it comes to blankets, cover only the lower half of your baby and tuck the sides under the mattress.  The only sheets you should use are ones that fit tightly around the mattress. 

For more information on how to prevent SIDS, log on to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at www.nichd.nih.gov.

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