Safe Sleeping

baby sleeping on back

  • Always put infants on their backs (face up) when they are resting, napping or sleeping.
  • Place infants on their tummies only when they are awake and supervised.
  • Dress your baby in a sleeper or pajamas appropriate for the room’s temperature instead of covering them with a blanket.
  • Keep the infant’s room cool. Remember, your baby can not remove clothes if he gets too warm.
  • Make sure the mattress fits snugly into the crib’s frame. If you do not have a crib, place your infant on a firm sleep surface such as a bassinet or cradle and never on a sofa, pillow, adult bed, waterbed or air mattress.
  • Never let your infant sleep or nap with pillows, stuffed toys, bumper pads, comforters, quilts or other people.

Links

Henrico Health Department Maternity Clinic Services
VCU Medical Center Patient Information
VCU Medical Center Women’s Health Services
Family Lifeline
March of Dimes
March of Dimes (Spanish) 
American Baby Magazine
Parents Magazine
Baby Center
TodoBebe.com
Safe Sleeping
Consumer Product Safety Commission Crib Safety Guides
Premature Birth
Text4Baby

Contact Us

Health

Henrico Health Dept.
West Clinic

8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico, VA 23228

Henrico Health Dept.
East Clinic

1400 N. Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, VA 23223

West End Main
(804) 501-4522
West End Clinic
(804) 501-4651
East End Clinic
(804) 652-3190

Shrader Rd WIC
(804) 501-1610
East End WIC
(804) 652-3180

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Shrader Road WIC
7740 Shrader Rd, Suite B
Henrico, VA 23228

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