Health and Safety

Child celebrating first birthday, with party hat on head and ballons in background

After your baby is born, there is so much to think about! Two things that are most important are infant SAFE SLEEP and CAR SEAT USE. For information on these and other topics, click on these links:

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS):
SIDS is the sudden death of an infant younger than 1 year of age that cannot be explained. It is VERY important to know about SIDS. It is also important to know how to prevent SIDS and reduce your baby's risk. Learn more about SIDS.

Child Safety Seats:
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children in the United States. Many of these deaths can be prevented. Placing your baby in the correct car seat for his or her size and age lowers the risk of serious injuries and death by more than half. Learn more about child safety seats.