Educating Caregivers

 

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Caregivers: follow my lead! Ensure that anyone who cares for your baby understands the importance of providing consistency in your baby’s care. Babies whose routine suddenly changes, or they are put to sleep on their tummy or side for the first time, are at increased risk for SIDS. Provide everyone who cares for your baby with specific details on your rules for safe sleep, pacifier use, feeding, tummy time, etc. Child care practices have changed a lot during the last 15 years, don’t assume that caregivers know how important the new recommendations are! This is especially important if you will be going  back to work and your baby will be going to day care.