Talk with your Valentine’s Day sitter
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and plans are in the works for those special nights out. Talk with your Valentine’s Day sitter – the caregiver, friend or a family member who is watching your child while you’re enjoying an adult date night.
Discuss how to follow safe sleep practices, and prevent accidental drowning and abusive head trauma.
A few essential tips to keep top-of-mind:
- Understand current safe sleep practices. Infants must always be Alone, on their Backs, and in a Crib. This means that firm mattress with tight fitting sheets — and nothing else in the crib.
- Supervise closely. It doesn’t take long for a child to drown (as little as 20 seconds!) and there can be hidden hazards in your home, like a toilet or bucket of water.
- Manage stress. It’s ok to take a time out if they’re feeling overwhelmed. Place baby safely in their crib and take time to regroup.