3-step rule to save infants from unsafe sleeping practices and habits

106 Illinois infants died as a result of unsafe sleep practices in 2022


October 4, 2023

Unsafe sleep is a leading cause of death for children 1 year old and younger and during Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month, Illinois DCFS is reminding parents and caregivers of three simple steps they can take to ensure infants are put to sleep safely.

“As much as we love our babies, sleeping with them is just not safe. In fact, unsafe sleep deaths are 100% preventable. It’s crucial for parents and caregivers to learn and follow the ABCs of safe sleep. Infants should always sleep alone; on their backs; and in a safe crib,” said Illinois DCFS Director Marc D. Smith. “Following these simple steps...

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