Is your baby in a safe sleep environment?

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Eau Claire (WQOW)- Eau Claire Health officials are encouraging you to share photos of your baby sleeping.

As part of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, the health department wants you to post a picture on its Facebook page of your baby in a safe sleep environment.

For expecting parents, the health department wants to see a picture of your baby’s future sleep environment.

You could win a sleep sack or a children’s book.

To reduce the risk of SIDS, health officials said to always place a baby on its back while sleeping, and to share your room – not your bed.

They said to use a firm sleep surface like a mattress in a safety approved crib, covered by fitted sheets.

They said to keep soft objects, toys, crib bumpers and loose bedding out of your baby’s sleep area.

You should also dress your baby in no more than one layer of clothing more than an adult would wear.

Shannon Satterlee

Shannon Satterlee

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