- By Alexis Lambert
- Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Spring Into Safe Sleep Practices
The Healthy Beginnings Program is designed to address the infant mortality disparity among minority women. This program offers education around safe sleep and support through a woman's pregnancy and the first two years of the child's life. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using the ABC's to put babies down to sleep.
A: Alone - Infants should sleep alone. Infants should not share sleeping space with other infants or objects.
B: Back - Infants should be placed on their backs when putting to sleep. Not on their side or stomach.
C: Crib - Infants should be placed in a crib (or pack-n-play) on a firm mattress with a tightly fitted sheet.
WIth the Healthy Beginnings Program families receive home visiting care management to help make the pregnancy and the beginning years with their child a more joyful and healthy experience. We continue to empower and educate families on important topics such as safe sleep which promote child and family well-being.
To learn more about The Healthy Beginnings Program please call 336-703-3183 or 336-703-3391.