Kohl's Sleeping Safe Program
The OHSU Doernbecher Tom Sargent Safety Center, in partnership with the Kohl’s Cares Program, is launching the “Sleeping Safe Campaign.” Eligible families will receive education and a Graco Pack-N-Play through Cribs for Kids. Our goal is to support families to ensure that every baby has a safe place to sleep every night and every nap. If your family has questions about safe sleep or are in need of a place for your infant to sleep, please contact us at 503-494-3735.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Safe Infant Sleep Guidelines can help families protect infants from the dangers of unsafe sleep.
- Back to Sleep, Every Night and Every Nap. Until their first birthday, babies should sleep on their back for all sleep times. If your baby falls asleep in a car seat, stroller, swing, infant carrier, or sling, you should move him or her to a firm sleep surface on his or her back as soon as possible.
- Use a firm sleep surface. A crib, bassinet, portable crib, or play yard that meets the safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recommended along with a tight-fitting, firm mattress and fitted sheet designed for that particular product.
- Nothing else should be in the crib except the baby. No pillows, toys, stuffed animals, extra blankets or bumper pads. Hands-free swaddling is recommended until babies roll over. Then, a wearable blanket or footed pajamas are safe options.
- Never leave your baby alone on a couch, sofa, or armchair. This is an extremely dangerous place for your baby to sleep.
- Share a room with your baby, but don’t share a bed. The AAP recommends that all babies sleep in the same room, but not in the same bed as their parents for the first 6 months or, ideally, for the first year of life.
- Do not smoke during pregnancy or after your baby is born. Keep your home and car smoke free too.
- Try giving a pacifier at nap time and nighttime. This helps reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). If the pacifier falls out after your baby falls asleep, you don't need to put it back in.
- Make sure your baby has awake tummy time every day. Awake tummy time should be supervised by an adult. This helps with baby's motor development and prevents flat head syndrome.