This October is SIDS Awareness Month. Halo Philippines (http://www.halophilippines.com), the local distributor of the Halo SleepSack wearable blanket, amplifies its campaign to spread the word about safe sleep. Along with my fellow safe sleep advocates, we hope to start a yearly tradition of promoting safe sleep for the continuous education of parents.
|How to Reduce the Risk of SIDS.|
What is SIDS?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines the dangers that may steal the lives of our precious little ones.
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID): The death of an infant that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly. After a case investigation, these deaths may be diagnosed as suffocation, asphyxia, entrapment, infection, ingestions, metabolic diseases, cardiac arrhythmias, trauma (accidental or non-accidental), or SIDS.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): The sudden death of an infant that cannot be explained after a thorough investigation is conducted, including a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and a review of the clinical history. SIDS is a type of SUID.
Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (ASSB) also is a type of sleep-related SUID. This includes infant deaths related to airway obstruction (asphyxia) in a sleeping environment caused by—
1. Suffocation by soft bedding—such as a pillow or waterbed mattress.
2. Overlay—another person overlaying or rolling on top of or against the infant.
3. Wedging or entrapment—wedging between two objects such as a mattress and wall, bed frame, or furniture.
4. Strangulation—such as when an infant’s head and neck become caught between crib railings.
How You Can Help
Together with Halo Philippines, we ask our readers and community to help us raise awareness for SIDS and safe sleep.
We ask that you share this post with your family, friends and your community. Here are some ways you can help:
• Click the “Facebook” Share button at the bottom of this post.
• Share this post on Twitter and tag with #safesleepph
• Like Halo Philippines’ Facebook page (www.facebook.com/halophilippines).
Together, we can do our part to help promote safe sleep for all babies!
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As a special treat for my blog readers, Halo Philippines is giving 15% discount on all Halo SleepSacks for the entire month of October! Just key in my blog name (chicsassymom) under “customer instructions” when you check out your order at www.halophilippines.com.
HALO is dedicated to creating a healthier and safer sleeping environment for adults and children. Founder William Schmid began researching sleeping environments after he lost a daughter to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Since 1994, he and his company have worked to develop products such as the HALO® SleepSack® wearable blanket that encourage safe sleeping as well as bring peace of mind to parents. Today, the HALO SleepSack is the #1 trusted choice of hospitals in the U.S.A. and Canada. A percentage of sales are donated to First Candle/SIDS Alliance and the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths to fund ongoing SIDS research, education and family support.