City health officials are asking for your help to keep Baltimore’s babies safe. After declining every year since 2009, sleep-related infant deaths are on the rise.
So far this year, at least 12 babies have died while sleeping (this is sometimes called “SIDS”). Babies who sleep on their stomachs or share a bed with an adult or sibling are more likely to accidentally suffocate. Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen talks with WEAA’s Julius White about how sleep-related infant deaths can be prevented.