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Safe Infant Sleep
A pregnant mother and her mother, soon to be a grandmother, are in a baby’s nursery at home. The grandmother pulls out her smartphone and shows it to the pregnant mother.
Grandmother: Now look what I just got…
Mother: Pretty fancy, Mom. Want me to show you how to use it?
Grandmother: Are you kidding? I got this thing all figured out. I even have your baby pictures on here already.
|The smartphone displays a picture of a baby lying on her stomach in a crib with a blanket on top of her. It looks like an old scanned photo, and a date stamp reads 3/29/85.
||Grandmother: Look how cute you were here sleeping with the blanket Nana made.
|Mother and grandmother continue to talk.
||Mother: You know, today we don’t put blankets in the crib no matter how cute they are. And, we have to lay the baby down to sleep on their back, every time. 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, such as accidental suffocation.
|The class instructor holds up a fitted sheet next to the crib.
||Instructor: Besides the baby, a fitted sheet in a safety-approved crib is the only thing you need.
|End flashback. The grandmother takes the mother’s arm gently.
||Grandmother: You sure are developing a mother’s instinct, honey. My new granddaughter is going to grow up to be an amazing woman, just like her mother.
Safe to Sleep logo.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services logo.
NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development logo.
Voiceover: For more information, please visit the Safe to Sleep® website.