Safe Sleep & SUIDS
The Hard Facts About Sleep Safety
Unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury-related death among children under 1 year old.
Nearly 3,500 infants die each year in the United States from sleep-related infant deaths..
Causes of sleep-related infant deaths include suffocation, entrapment, strangulation and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Water Safety & Drowning Prevention
Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children between 1 and 4 years old.
And it’s the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children 19 and under.
Children less than a year old are more likely to drown at home in the bathtub or a bucket.
Sometimes babies are so peaceful and quiet in the backseat that we can forget they are even there, and it can be tempting to leave a sleeping baby in the car so we don’t have to wake them up while we quickly run into the store. But leaving a child alone in a car can lead to serious injury or death from heatstroke, even in cooler temperatures.