Delta Safe Sleep Campaign aims to curb SIDS, distributes free cribs

Experts says newborns should never sleep with a pillow or blanket inside a crib and warn against sleeping in the same bed as an infant. (5/8/14)

BROOKLYN - Borough President Eric Adams announced a new initiative aimed at educating parents to keep their babies safe.

Adams, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Delta Children, announced that it will be giving out 400 free cribs to low-income parents in Brooklyn as part of the Delta Safe Sleep Campaign. It will also be educating about the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and ways to ensure newborns are sleeping safely.

Experts say newborns should never sleep with a pillow or blanket inside a crib and warn against sleeping in the same bed as an infant.

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According to the city's Department of Health, there were more than 40 cases of sleep-related suffocation that resulted in infant death in 2011.

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