Parents and caregivers can easily lose sleep over worrying if their baby is resting soundly and safely. The Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin found that each year, more than 3,500 U.S. infants die suddenly and unexpectedly. Many of these deaths occur in an unsafe sleep environment. While it is very sad to hear this, it's important to know that there are steps you can take to prevent a sleep related death. Let us help you keep you little one safe by following a few easy guidelines when laying your baby down to rest.
A commonly unidentified unsafe sleep environment is a car seat that is no longer in the car. Car seats are meant to be used for transport, and are safe for an infant to be in while in the car. Many babies fall asleep in the car. Letting your baby continue to sleep in the car seat after bringing them in the home may seem like a good idea, however, the position is now unsafe. A car seat is safe only at a specific angle, which is identified by a level indicator. In a video here, Ander's parents courageously share his story in hopes of reaching other parents to help keep babies safe.