Tips on babies sleeping safely from Department of Health and Human Services

EUREKA – October is National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month, and the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services has advice to make sure your baby sleeps safely.

To reduce risk for SIDS, experts recommend you place infants on their backs to sleep.

They say to use a firm surface, like a safety-approved crib. Have your baby sleep in your room, but not on your bed. Keep soft objects like pillows and loose bedding away from your baby’s sleeping space. And lastly do not allow smoking around your baby.\

Also, Child & Adolescent Health Programs, the Safe Sleep Subcommittee, and partnering agencies put together a display at the Bayshore Mall about safe sleep environments for babies.