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Date:      Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:56:48 -0400
From:      "Child Care Aware Training Academy" <>
Subject:   Creating a Safe Sleep Environment for Baby
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October is SIDS Awareness Month

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is the unexpected death of a 
child less than a year old that cannot be explained after a thorough 
investigation. In many instances of SIDS, a child is thought to be 
sleeping, but when checked is found dead. SIDS accounts for nearly 
4,000 infant deaths every year in the United States alone and is the 
third leading cause of death in infants aged 1 to 12 months. This 
October, we urge families, child care providers and other caregivers to 
spend some time learning about safe sleep practices and ways to reduce 
the risk of SIDS.

Visit for more information on SIDS and Accidental Suffocation 
and Strangulation in Bed:

To find SIDS awareness materials and learn more about the Safe to Sleep 
campaign, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year, visit:

Child care providers can earn continuing education units in safe sleep 
training to use toward their annual training requirements by enrolling 
in the Child Care Aware Training Academy:

  For archived webinars on safe sleep and proper crib regulations, 
visit the American Academy of Pediatrics' Healthy Child Care America 
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