Through a state proclamation, Governor Ron DeSantis has made October Safe Sleep Awareness Month in Florida, and reminds parents and care givers that safe sleep is the best sleep for infants.
There are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies every year. These deaths include sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation and deaths from unknown causes. Suffocation is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for infants under the age of one. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
There are steps that parents and care givers can take to help prevent SIDS and suffocation.
Hepatitis A is caused by contagious virus that infects the liver, and can lead to serious liver problems. There is a vaccine that prevents the virus. The vaccine and hand washing can help stop the spread.Learn more.
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