Safe Sleep Gift Bags

Posted on | July 1, 2013 | Comments Off on Safe Sleep Gift Bags

There are many products on the market that claim to reduce the risk of SIDS.  The products in this bag are those which are endorsed by the National First Candle/SIDS Alliance group and/or the American Academy of Pediatrics.  The products are also endorsed by SIDS Resources, a Missouri organization dedicated to public education surrounding sudden infant death.  These products are reinforced by evidence based theory and research.

  • Pacifiers – Recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Studies have shown that pacifiers given during nap time and night time sleep have a protective effect for sudden infant death.  Pacifiers should not be inserted after the infant falls asleep, and parents should wait one month before introducing the pacifier to breast fed babies.
  • Sleep Sack – No need to use a blanket with the “wearable blanket”, approved by First Candle/SIDS Alliance to reduce the risk of sudden infant sleep bag items
  • “This Side Up” T-shirts – This adorable little t-shirt is a great reminder of the appropriate sleep position to all caretakers of any baby!  Back to sleep for the night time AND nap time!
  • We have included a developmentally appropriate picture book to prop in front of babies in order to facilitate tummy time when AWAKE!  Tummy time is important for motor development and to reduce the head flattening which may occur if a baby is on his back too much when awake.  Remember, Back to Sleep and Tummy to Play!

The use of wedges or other positioning devices for sleep is NOT recommended!! There are reports of babies who have succumbed to sudden infant death while sleeping in one of these devices, and the possibility that the device itself was a contributing factor in these deaths cannot be ruled out.  Also, there is new evidence that bumper pads are also hazardous and should not be used. 

So if you’re looking for the perfect gift for that upcoming baby shower, contact SIDS Resources at 800-421-3511 on how to order one of these WONDERFUL gift bags!  For only $20 you can not only show the mom-to-be how much you care about her and the baby but you could also save a life!  Contact SIDS Resources for more information on how to order one of these Safe Sleep Gift Bags at 800-421-3511.


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