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Safe Sleep for Alaska’s Babies

June 18, 2020

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby. In Alaska, SIDS is one of the leading causes of death for infants less than a year old.

There are a number of ways to lower a baby’s risk of SIDS while giving him/her the best care possible. Simple actions can make a big difference.

The National Institute for Children's Health Quality recently announced new safe sleep resources to support early childhood education programs:

These new resources provide helpful guidance for early childhood educators, programs and families promoting children’s health and well-being during COVID-19.

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