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Safe Infant Sleep
A pregnant mother and her mother, soon to be a grandmother, enter a baby’s nursery at home. A crib is in the room.
Mother: Well, it’s just a start. We have a lot of decorating to do to make it just right.
|The grandmother gestures toward the crib.
||Grandmother: It’s perfect! And you already have the crib.
|The mother and grandmother continue talking.
||Mother: Mom, this is important. You’ve heard of SIDS, right?
Grandmother: Oh, yes. That’s when a baby dies unexpectedly during sleep and doctors can’t find an explanation.
Mother: Right. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Flashback to a birthing and infant care class. The mother and father are seated with a group of other parents. At the front of the classroom, a woman lowers a baby into a crib without anything in it except a fitted sheet.
Type comes up on bottom of screen: “Follow safe sleep recommendations until baby is one year of age.”
|Mother: At our birthing classes, we learned there are a lot of different things we need to do to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death.