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Simple practices help keep babies safe while sleeping

nurse Michelle JeskiTeaching parents the safest ways for their infants to sleep is a mission at Upstate, through its Family Birth Center, Upstate Golisano Children‘s Hospital and its outpatient clinics. The goal is to prevent sleep-related injuries and deaths, explains Michelle Jeski, left, a nurse at the children‘s hospital. Among things to avoid: sleeping in the same bed as the infant, falling asleep on a couch with the infant or having objects in the crib, she says. The children‘s hospital was recently honored for its commitment to safe infant sleep practices and provides an online sleep safety tip sheet.