Safe Sleep for Babies Campaign 
announced Tuesday

CINCINNATI -- A Hamilton County Commissioner and a Cincinnati Councilman will join local health leaders and local agencies to announce a campaign promoting safe sleep for babies on Tuesday.

Todd Portune and Wendell Young will team up with Kroger Co., leaders at area hospitals and area agencies to promote safe sleeping for babies during the month of October.

The press conference is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at the Fifth Third Convening Center at United Way of Great Cincinnati.

The Safe to Sleep Public Education Campaign lists tips on safe sleeping for infants:

  • Use a firm sleep surface, such as a mattress n a safety-approved crib, covered by a fitted sheet
  • Make sure nothing covers the baby’s head
  • Do not use pillows, blankets, sheepskins or crib bumpers anywhere in your baby’s sleep area
  • Always place your baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night
  • Keep soft objects, toys, and loose bedding out of your baby’s sleep area
  • Dress your baby in light sleep clothing, such as a one-piece sleeper and do not use a blanket
  • Do not smoke or let anyone smoke around your baby
  • Baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch, or on a chair, alone, with you or with anyone else

For an interactive look at how a safe sleep environment should look, click here: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/sts/about/environment/room/Pages/default.aspx

For more information on crib safety, click here: http://cs.cpsc.gov/ConceptDemo/SearchCPSC.aspx?query=http://www.cpsc.gov/info/cribs/index.html&OldURL=true&autodisplay=true

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