The Safe Slumber: Creating a Safe Sleep Environment online course is available on KS-TRAIN at http://ks.train.org, Course ID # 1054773. This 2-hour course is designed primarily for child care providers, but all professionals that work with infants are encouraged to enroll in this course.
The KIDS Network, Inc. 1148 S. Hillside, Suite 10 Wichita, KS 67211
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Additional resources for Safe Sleep information:
Childcare checklist for your baby (pdf): A checklist to help guide you through the important decision making process of selecting a child care facility/provider that will keep your child healthy and safe. Safe Sleep Policy: Created to assist with the safe sleep discussion. Please take the time to review and print the policy for use in your child care setting. Available to view/print in English and Spanish.
Kansas Infant Death and SIDS Network, Inc.
Why Back is Best.
Babies may actually clear secretions better when placed on their backs. When babies are in the back sleep position, the trachea lies on top of the esophagus (see Figure 1). Anything regurgitated or refluxed from the esophagus must work against gravity to be aspirated into the trachea.
Conversely, when an infant is in the stomach sleep position, anything regurgitated or refluxed will pool at the opening of the trachea, making it easier for the infant to aspirate (see Figure 2).