October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month

October is infant safe sleep awareness month and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is reminding parents of the A-B-C’s of safe sleep.

Unsafe sleep practices are the leading cause of death for children one year and younger.

D-C-F-S spokesperson Deborah Lopez says you can help protect your little one by following the A-B-C’s…

D-C-F-S says your baby’s crib should not have bumper pads, stuffed animals or pillows that could cause suffocation.

And although it’s tempting, parents should not bring their baby to bed with them.