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THIS IS INFANT SAFE SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH AND THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES IS REMINDING PARENTS OF THE A-B-C’S OF SAFE SLEEP. 

 

UNSAFE SLEEP PRACTICES ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CHILDREN ONE YEAR AND YOUNGER. D-C-F-S SPOKESPERSON DEBORAH LOPEZ SAYS YOU CAN HELP PROTECT YOUR LITTLE ONE BY FOLLOWING THE A-B-C’S:

 

 

ALTHOUGH IT’S TEMPTING…PARENTS SHOULD NOT BRING THEIR BABY TO BED WITH THEM.

 

 

“B”…BABIES SHOULD SLEEP ON THEIR BACK…AND “C”…THEY SHOULD SLEEP IN A CRIB FREE OF PILLOWS, BLANKETS, BUMPER PADS AND STUFFED ANIMALS. 143 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF ONE DIED LAST YEAR IN ILLINOIS BECAUSE OF UNSAFE SLEEP PRACTICES.

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