Use a firm sleep surface, covered by a fitted sheet, to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death.
Your baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch, or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else.
To reduce the risk of SIDS, do not smoke during pregnancy, and after the baby is born, do not smoke or allow smoking around your baby.
Breastfeed your baby to reduce the risk of SIDS.
Give your baby a dry pacifier that is not attached to a string for naps and at night to reduce the risk of SIDS.
Do not let your baby get too hot during sleep.
Follow health care provider guidance on your baby’s vaccines and regular health checkups.
Franklin County Children Services is an agency responsible for the investigation of child abuse and neglect in Franklin County and the recruitment of new foster parents, volunteers and mentors. Call the Foster Care Hotline at 614-275-2711 for more information or review the website for Foster Care.