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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a wealth of resources on its website. The one we’d like to call your attention to this week is entitled Information on Safety in the Home & Community for Parents with Infants & Toddlers (Ages 0-3). Click on the title to be taken directly to the site. There you’ll find a series of links on topics ranging from burns to medicine safety to water safety and everything in between. These links will take you to topic-specific pages within CDC’s website, many of which include prevention tips. Once you’ve explored, leave us a comment below to let us know which topic you found to be most useful in your day-to-day work with families.

This resource is related to one or more competencies in the ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM). To find out more, visit this resource in the Neighborhood here.

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Safe Sleep Resources

If you have been a new parent or cared for infants in the past 25 years, you are likely familiar with the “Back to Sleep” campaign from the US Department of Health and Human Services to promote safe infant sleeping habits, one of which is placing babies on their backs to sleep. Today the campaign is known as Safe to Sleep, and is still actively publishing resources and conducting outreach across the country to educate parents and caregivers about ways to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and other sleep-related causes of infant death. Today in Neighborhood News, we’re highlighting the What Does A Safe Sleep Environment Look Like? publication, a parent-friendly handout with do’s and don’ts that caregivers can follow to create a safe sleep environment for babies. You can find more resources on safe sleep for infants at the Safe to Sleep website here: https://safetosleep.nichd.nih.gov/

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