#SLEEPSAFE Social MediaToolkit 2020

Last year in Baltimore City, 10 babies died during sleep. All of these babies were sleeping in a bed or on a couch with an adult or another child.  Our hearts go out to these families for their loss, and we want to do everything we can so that no other family goes through this.  
 

You can spread the word and help us save lives by using the graphics and sample captions in this toolkit. When you post, use #SLEEPSAFE and #NotOneMoreBaltimore and be sure to tag B’more for Healthy Babies.  

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Facebook and Instagram: 

Some things may feel out of your control right now, but the good news is that you can take steps to keep your family safe and healthy. These include wearing a mask, getting your flu shot, staying home, washing your hands often, and if you have a baby, making sure they have a safe place to sleep.

Remember, babies sleep safest alone, on their backs, in a crib, and in a smoke-free home. Knowing that your baby is sleeping safe gives you one less thing to worry about.

HealthCare Access Maryland provides cribs to families who urgently need one. If you need a crib right away, visit www.healthybabiesbaltimore.com/safe-sleep to learn more. #SLEEPSAFE #NotOneMoreBaltimore

Twitter: 

In a time when a lot feels out of our control, knowing your baby is sleeping safe gives you one less thing to worry about. Babies should sleep alone, on their backs, in a crib, and in a smoke-free home. To learn more, visit healthybaiesbaltimore.com/safe-sleep #SLEEPSAFE #NotOneMoreBaltimore

Alone Messages

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Facebook and Instagram: 

We know that when parents sleep in the same bed as their baby, they are trying to do what they think is best. Unfortunately, co-sleeping is really dangerous. Most sleep-related deaths in Baltimore happen when babies sleep with an adult or with other children. 

 

The sleep habits you set now will carry into childhood. When you put your baby to sleep in a crib from the beginning, they will get used to it. You will also be able to sleep better and more soundly knowing your baby is safe.

 

To learn more, visit www.healthybabiesbaltimore.com/safe-sleep #SLEEPSAFE #NotOneMoreBaltimore

Twitter: 

Most sleep-related deaths occur when babies sleep with an adult or another child, or in an adult bed or on a sofa. Share your room with your baby, but not your bed. To learn more, visit healthybabiesbaltimore.com/safe-sleep #SLEEPSAFE #NotOneMoreBaltimore

Back Graphics and Message

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Babies are less likely to choke when sleeping on their backs.  In fact, when pediatricians began recommending that babies sleep on their back, the number of babies dying in their sleep dramatically decreased. Your baby may seem uncomfortable on their back at first, but if you stick to putting them on their back for every nap and every night, soon it will feel natural for them.

 

For safe sleep information, videos, and support, visit www.healthybabiesbaltimore.com/safe-sleep. #SLEEPSAFE #NotOneMoreBaltimore

Twitter: 

Babies are less likely to choke when sleeping on their backs. At first, your baby may seem uncomfortable, but if you stick to putting them on their back for every nap and every night, soon it will feel natural for them. healthybabiesbaltimore.com/safe-sleep ​#SLEEPSAFE #NotOneMoreBaltimore

Crib Graphics and Message

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Facebook and Instagram: 

Your baby should always sleep in a crib, never on an adult bed or couch or with pillows, cushions or stuffed animals. Your baby could be suffocated in these soft materials. Your baby also could become trapped in between cushions on a couch or get stuck between the bed and the wall. These tragic situations occur all too frequently in Baltimore City.

 

If you can’t afford a crib for your baby, call HealthCare Access Maryland at 410-649-0500 to get a free one. To learn more, visit www.healthybabiesbaltimore.com/safe-sleep. #SLEEPSAFE #NotOneMoreBaltimore

Twitter: 

Families who need a safe place for their baby to sleep can get a free crib. To learn more, call HealthCare Access Maryland at 410-649-0500. www.healthybabiesbaltimore.com/safe-sleep #SLEEPSAFE #NotOneMoreBaltimore

Don't Smoke Graphics and Messages

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Smoke-Free Home:

Keep smoke away from your baby – no cigarettes, marijuana, or vaping in your home. Smoke in the home makes it harder for babies to breathe well. Many babies who die in their sleep are living in homes with smoke.

 

For safe sleep information, support, and resources, visit www.healthybabiesbaltimore.com/safe-sleep. #SLEEPSAFE #NotOneMoreBaltimore

Quitting While Pregnant:

Did you know that if you smoke even one cigarette a day while pregnant, your baby is twice as likely to die from SIDS? The more cigarettes you smoke, the higher that chance is. The good news is, the risk gets smaller when you smoke less or quit.

 

For help quitting smoking, call 1-800-QUITNOW. For more information, visit www.healthybabiesbaltimore.com/smoke-free. #SLEEPSAFE #NotOneMoreBaltimore

Twitter: 

Smoke-Free Home:

Never smoke, vape, or use weed in a home with babies, young children, or pregnant women. Smoke in the home makes it harder for babies to breathe well. You can go outside, but your baby can’t. www.healthybabiesbaltimore.com/safe-sleep. #SLEEPSAFE #NotOneMoreBaltimore

Quitting While Pregnant:

If you smoke just one cigarette per day while pregnant, your baby is twice as likely to die from SIDS. The good news is, the risk gets smaller when you smoke less or quit. For help quitting smoking, call 1-800-QUITNOW. #SLEEPSAFE #NotOneMoreBaltimore

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Office of Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young,

Baltimore City Health DepartmentFamily League of Baltimore, and HealthCare Access Maryland

 

Made possible by generous funding from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, City of Baltimore, Maryland Department of Health, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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