Dear Dads: A Message From Baby Bear!

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Dear Dads,

Happy Father’s Day! Thank you for helping your baby sleep safely. When it comes to safe sleep, you have the power to make a difference. Think of Baby Bear to help you remember:

B is for Back: Babies should be placed to sleep on their back.

E is for Empty: Cribs should be empty! No pillows, bumpers, blankets, or stuffed animals in it. Not even baby bears!

A is for Alone: Baby sleeps alone in the crib, not in the parents’ bed.

R is for Room: Share your room with your baby, not your bed.

S is for keeping baby away from smokers: No smoking, please!

Information for the first 12 months of life is based on the 2016 safe sleep guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics. SIDS Center of New Jersey is based at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Hackensack Meridian Health. Funded in part through a Health Service Grant from the New Jersey Departments of Health. Hotline (800) 545-7437. For questions, call (732) 249-2160. SCNJ Website:

The SIDS Inf Mobile Phone App is a 2018 recipient of a Public Health Innovator Award from the New Jersey Department of Health.

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