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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

New mother and infant sleeping

Inova Promotes Safe Sleep for Infants

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Inova follows the American Academy of Pediatrics Safe Sleep recommendations. Our team takes steps to promote safe sleep for infants both in the hospital and at home:

  1. Use of appropriately sized bassinets and cribs in the hospital
  2. Infant sleeping space free of soft items
  3. Babies on their backs, unless other positions are medically necessary
  4. Picture examples of safe and unsafe sleep positions in both English and Spanish in infant sleep spaces
  5. Annual training for team members on safe sleep recommendation
  6. Parent and caregiver education on safe sleep guidelines for the home