Through a state proclamation, Governor Ron DeSantis has made October Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Florida, and reminds parents and care givers that safe sleep is the best sleep for infants.
There are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies every year. These deaths include sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation and deaths from unknown causes. Suffocation is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for infants under the age of one. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
There are steps that parents and care givers can take to help prevent SIDS and suffocation.Full Story on FloridaHealth.gov
Watch our Florida Health Minute video and learn more about emergency preparedness and health-specific tips found in the Florida Emergency Preparedness Guide which is available in English, Spanish, and Haitian-Creole.For More Information
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