LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas advocates are working to educate parents on safe sleeping environments for infants.
Baby’s Bounty is a local based non-profit that helps at-risk families by providing education and essential tools to ensure a good start for every baby.
Kelly Maxwell, the executive director of Baby’s Bounty shared some best sleeping practices for children on Good Day Las Vegas Wednesday morning.
- Babies should sleep alone in their sleep environment with no toys, blankets, or other unsafe items
- NO soft bedding
A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows 72% of unexplained infant deaths occurred in unsafe sleep environments.
The study revealed there were nearly 97+ deaths per 100,000 infants, and most were confirmed to be due to airway obstruction attributed to soft bedding.
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