Approximately 80% of all infant deaths in NYC due to injury are considered sleep-related, or related to the infant's sleep position and environment.
The number of infant deaths from a sleep-related injury in NYC has not changed significantly in the past several years -- every year, on average, 48 infants die from a sleep-related injury.
The following recommendations to reduce the risk of a sleep-related death have been adapted from the American Academy of Pediatrics:
Every day, provide supervised, awake tummy time for your baby. Tummy time helps promote muscle development and coordination.