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.
Children Services is the public agency mandated by federal and state law to ensure that our community's children are safe and well cared for. FCCS provides protection, care and permanency for children who are abused, neglected or dependent. By being in partnership with more than 100 agencies and organizations, and with the help of over 800 employees, 500 kinship families, 200 adoptive families, 500 volunteers and mentors and hundreds of community foster parents, the agency is committed to making sure that every child has a safe and stable home. Children Services' social workers and support staff work to build stable and supportive living settings for young people, strengthen family life and assist parents in meeting their responsibilities to their children. FCCS receives approximately 30,000 referrals annually through our 24-Hour Child Abuse Hotline —
For more information, please see the FCCS website: http://childrenservices.franklincountyohio.gov/.