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Women & Infants expands campaign to reduce SIDS

Posted 2/11/13

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, Women & Infants Hospital has begun its own “Safe To Sleep” health care model and educational campaign.

All babies born at Women & Infants are now being placed in a HALO SleepSack, a wearable blanket, replaces the need for any blankets that a baby may be able to kick off, helping to ensure that baby sleeps safely and comfortably throughout the night, according to hospital officials.

“We want to be sure that all of our new families are getting off to the healthiest start, right from the very beginning,” said Dr. Marcia Van Vleet, medical director of the newborn service team at Women & Infants.

This wearable blanket is also being used at Care New England’s Kent Hospital.

In addition to modeling a safe sleep environment in the hospital, Women & Infants will now giving all of our new parents a Summer Infant swaddle to take home with them – a safe alternative to blankets that keeps baby warm and comfortable.”

SIDS, the leading cause of death in babies one month to one year of age, is the sudden, unexplained death of a baby younger than one year of age that does not have a known cause even after a complete investigation. Sleep-related causes of death, which are not SIDS, may be linked to how or where a baby sleeps or has slept.

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