As a mom, I know one thing all of us can relate to one another on is always wanting to do what is safest for our babies. Sometimes when it comes to safety, views will differ on different topic and that’s okay.. everyone parents in whatever way fits for them and their lifestyle, but one thing is certain.. we all want what is best for our precious bundles.
Every year, the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA,) sponsors National Baby Safety Month in September. The month-long event is meant to increase consumer awareness on baby safety issues.
40 Years in the Making
MAM prides itself in putting the development of products for the well-being and safety of babies first. The top ranked safety risk on every parent’s list of worries is safe sleep. Together, we can help raise awareness of the dangers of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) as the leading cause of death in infants between 1 month and 1 year of age. As a mom, these statistics are scary.
Yearly, about 4,000 infants die unexpectedly during sleep time, from SIDS, accidental suffocation, or unknown causes. By providing infants with a safe sleep environment it is possible to help reduce the risk of SIDS.
What Can We Do?
This is why some of the following are tips given by experts and healthcare providers to drastically decrease your babies risk of SIDS.
- Put baby to sleep on their back
- Consider pacifier usage when putting baby to sleep. Pacifier use has been proven to decrease the risk of SIDS. Always inspect your pacifier before inserting in your baby’s mouth for any damage. MAM supports the published guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which can be found HERE. It’s also important to replace pacifiers frequently, every 1-2 months.
- Avoid letting your baby get too hot. Dressing in fibers like cotton, bamboo, and merino can help ensure baby’s temperature is regulated. ergoPouch swaddles are a great solution, and can help reduce the risk of SIDS.
- Lastly, be sure your crib is up to current safety standards, you’re using a firm mattress with fitted sheet, and there are no objects inside the crib with your baby.
Enter to win a prize pack from MAM valued at $50, including their pacifiers and an assortment of other products and an ergoPouch ergoCocoon Swaddle to Sleep Bag!
*Please be sure to complete all mandatory ways of entry. Winners will be verified & I reserve the right to choose a new winner should you not complete all mandatory ways of entry. Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.