Unsafe sleep is a leading cause of death for children one year old and younger. Between 2009 and 2014, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigated nearly 150 child deaths related to unsafe sleep. Keep your baby safe by learning the ABCs of safe sleep. Babies should sleep ALONE, on their BACKS in a safe CRIB with a firm mattress. Keep crib bumpers, stuffed animals, pillows, blankets and everything else out of the crib.
Read Governor Rauner's Proclamation and the press release.
For more sleep safety tips, click here.
You may also print out ABCs of Safe Sleep Tip Sheet and listen to the Public Service Announcement.