This is a sponsored post from One2One Network and ICAN. All opinions stated are my own.
Last week I went to a talk hosted by Power 106 (yes the awesome Hip Hop station in Los Angeles), that focused on Safe Sleep for Baby. The Safe Sleep for Baby campaign is created to raise awareness about safe sleeping with your baby particularly to those in the Los Angeles area.
The stats show that every five days a baby in Los Angeles county suffocates while sleeping. The graphs show that 64% of the time unsafe sleep deaths occur in the Adult Bed. In the baby’s first 3-4 months, they can only breathe through their nose. So if it flattens it can easily block airflow, causing suffocation.
There are some simple tips that parents and caregivers can follow to reduce the risk of infant death from suffocation.
- Share a room, not a bed.
- Lay baby down to sleep in a crib or bassinet
- Place babies on their back every time
- No toys allowed in the crib
The task force is also working with hospitals on these requirements. Granted, I didn’t move while I was in the hospital, but I remember falling asleep with her in my arms in the bed. I don’t believe a nurse said anything about it. When we got home, we had a travel crib right next to our bed that we put her in. In order to keep her close for feedings.
It was a great event and spokesperson DJ Yesi Ortiz was incredibly nice to meet. She believes in spreading the message because most people just don’t know how dangerous it really can be.
Here’s an interview with DJ Yesi Ortiz from MomsLA: