DAYTON — Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County are gearing up to host their Infant Safe Sleep Drive-Thru event.
The event, hosted by PHDMC’s EveryOne Reach One Maternal & Infant Vitality Task Force, will provide safe sleep education and other free resources for residents during the event on Oct. 30.
The event aims to prevent the sudden and unexpected death of babies in infancy. According to a release, approximately 3,600 babies die from Sudden Unexpected Infant Death each year. It is the leading cause of death for babies from one month to one year of age.
“Sudden unexpected infant death disproportionately impacts people of color and low-income families. We want parents and caregivers to know there are simple steps they can take to protect and keep sleeping infants safe,” Nan-c Moss Vann, EveryOne Reach One Infant Maternal and Vitality Task Force Manager, said.
Many infant deaths are preventable by following the ABCs of safe sleep: babies sleeping ALONE, on their BACKS and in an empty CRIB.
The Infant Safe Sleep Drive-Thru will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Montgomery County Job Center, 1111 South Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton.
All attendees must pre-register. Those pre-registered will receive a gift bag with a t-shirt, infant onesie and other gifts.
Free pack n’ plays will be distributed as well as safe sleep education for qualifying pregnant moms and families with babies less than one year old. Those with a recalled inclined infant sleeper can exchange it for a $25 Kroger gift card, while supplies last.
Registration information can be found here.
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