PROJECT SLEEP SAFE
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) makes up about 80% of sudden and unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs).
SIDS also known as cot death or crib death, is the sudden unexplained death of a child less than one year of age. SIDS usually occurs during sleep.
Even after Back to Sleep efforts helped cut the SIDS rate by more than half from 1994 to today, it is still the leading cause of death among U.S. infants aged 1 month to 1 year, with 2,300 cases annually. The latest research into SIDS is giving parents clearer guidelines for protecting babies during sleep.
For the last 75 years, Finnish mothers have been given a box by the Finnish state; which includes all the necessities to help care for their newborn.
Thanks to the box Finland enjoys the lowest infant mortality rate in the world.
WHAT WE DO
We work with non-profit organizations and health care agencies providing in-home education
and support to mothers and babies during pregnancy and throughout the baby’s first birthday.
Other charitable organizations
IMPORTANT POINTERS ON SAFE SLEEP FOR YOUR CHILD
1. Always place your baby on his or her back when sleeping, at night and during naps.
2. If your baby is in the box, make sure the lid is not in use. The lid is only used for storage purposes.
3. For additional safety: use a Swaddle Blanket or Napsack to increase safety during sleeping.
4. Never put pillows, stuffed animals or loose blankets in the box or crib to avoid suffocation.
5 When using the box, ensure that you place it on the floor or on a sturdy surface such as a coffee table.
6. Make sure that your baby does not sleep in an adult bed, chair or couch alone.
7. Room sharing is highly recommended – keeping your baby’s sleeping area in the same room you sleep in.
8. Keep soft objects and toys out of the box when baby is sleeping.
9. NEVER lift or transport the box with the baby inside box. It can only carry a weight of 15 lbs or less.
10. Avoid products such as sleep positioning gadgets and wedges which can create a risk of entrapment.