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Any parent of a 0-12 month old infant may be concerned about SIDS, but what they should be worried about is suffocation. Suffocation is the leading cause of injury related death in infants, and it can be prevented.
Tarrant County has one of the highest infant mortality rates among Texas counties–exceeding the national average. The Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment is guiding a safe infant sleep awareness campaign in collaboration with Baylor All Saints, JPS and Texas Health Harris Methodist.
Below are some resources to help your organization adopt safe infant sleep practices.
Room to breathe! – 2011 bed-sharing precaution report from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
The American Academy of Pediatrics has a policy statement addressing just this issue. To keep your baby safe, follow these guidelines on safe infant sleep:
If you are concerned about maltreatment and would like to follow up on a patient seen at Cook Children's, contact the CARE Team at (682) 885-3953.
If you need to report a suspicion of maltreatment, call 1-800-252-5400 or go to www.txabusehotline.org.
We're here to help – If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Breanna Anderson or call 682-885-2506.
Please do not email reports of child maltreatment.