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Know the ABCs of Safe Sleep

Recall Reminder: Montgomery County issues alert after recalled Boppy Newborn Loungers and unsafe sleep involved in recent infant deaths. Read more here.   

Every week in Ohio, three babies die in unsafe sleep environments. In Montgomery County, one baby dies each month due to unsafe sleep practices. You can reduce the risk to your baby by following the ABCs of Safe Sleep. Babies should sleep ALONE, placed on their BACK and in an empty CRIB.

Knowing the answers to these questions can also help:

There is no one sleep space that can guarantee a baby will be risk-free, but there are ways to reduce the risk. Just like you, we want your baby to be healthy and safe.  

Download the answers to these questions -- then follow the safe sleep guidelines.

Additional Safe Sleep Resources


Ohio Department of Health Safe Sleep 101 (video) 

Dayton Children’s Hospital – Safe Sleep for Babies (video)

Do you need a safe place for your baby to sleep?

Ohio Infant Safe Sleep information