Every year, infants die while sleeping. In fact, sleep related deaths, such as accidental suffocation and SIDS, are the leading causes of deaths in babies 1 to 12 months of age. And babies 2 to 4 months old are at the highest risk for sleep related deaths.
Fortunately, there are some steps and guidelines all parents can follow to make sure their baby is sleeping safely. It’s actually as easy as learning the A, B, Cs!
A – Alone
A baby should always sleep alone in their bed, whether at night or when napping. Your baby should never sleep in a bed, on a couch, or in an armchair with adults or other children.
B – Back
Babies should always be placed on their backs when sleeping at night or for naps. Do not place them on their side as they are more likely to roll onto their stomachs.
C – Cribs
To the right is a sample of the type of crib we offer. Style and size may vary depending on product availability.
Cribs should have a firm, tight-fitting mattress that is covered by a fitted sheet. Cribs should not have a drop side and railings should be no more than 2 3/8 inches apart (can’t fit a soda can through them). Do not use pillows, blankets, quilts, sheepskins, positioners, or bumper pads. Also, do not place stuffed animals or other toys in, or hanging on, the crib. Babies should never sleep at night or for naps in infant carriers, baby swings, or anything other than a crib, bassinet, or portable crib.
Kohl’s Cares and Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital are committed to helping keep babies safe through the Kohl’s Infant Safe Sleep (KISS) program.
Participants who are in need of a safe sleep environment and who are income eligible should contact their case manager for a referral to the KISS program.
Learn more about Infant Safe Sleep Practices.
Click the link to the flyer below to see what's currently being sold in your Kohl's store in support of this program.