The Safe to Sleep campaign (formerly known as Back to Sleep) launched in 1994. Geared at teaching new mothers that their infants should always sleep on their backs, it greatly reduced the number of Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUIDs). Unfortunately, it is still more prevalent than health officials would like, with a total of 3,500 in 2013.
Tag: "Infant Safety"
Residents in the town of Pasadena were shocked to find a 6-week-old baby girl still buckled into her infant seat abandoned at the side of the road just before midnight on Saturday night.
It’s never okay to leave a child (or pet) in the car alone, but with the temperatures rising outside. Even just a few minutes can be deadly. That risk is exactly why two Camden County police officers went as far as to smash a car window to rescue a baby left locked in a car.
The announcements of the first babies of the year has been a long-standing tradition for most hospitals. However, many hospitals and communities will now be keeping the information on their yearly first-borns strictly confidential in order to protect their patients.
For many parents the infant car seat is a convenient space that moves seamlessly from car to home. We’ve all carried a sleeping baby in from the car in their seat and left them to continue to sleep once in the house. But that decision turned tragic for a Central Fresno family when their nine-month baby died in his car seat on Monday.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death of infants between one and 12 months. In fact, more than 2,000 infants die of the condition in the United States, each and every year. Though the actual “cause” is unknown, a new study now suggests that the biggest risk factor in such deaths is bed-sharing.
Over the last couple weeks there has been an endless string of stories of parents leaving their children locked in vehicles – alone. A sad trend, that lead to a 25% increase in hot car infant deaths in 2013 over the previous year. The latest case is the mom of a 4-month-old infant, whom police say was left in a van unattended for ‘hours’.
One man was in the right place at the right time when a baby crawled out the window of his second story apartment. Authorities believe that the one-year-old baby was looking for his mom when he ventured onto the ledge during a heavy thunderstorm.
Sudden Infant Death syndrome is the label given to infant deaths that, after an autopsy, thorough examination of the scene, and a review of the infant’s medical history, no other cause of death is found. It is the leading cause of infant death in the country (responsible for more than 2,000 infant deaths in 2010, the most recent year for which information is available).
A four month old baby girl is lucky to be alive after the stroller she was riding in was mistakenly dragged almost 100 feet under a truck.