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Home > Medical Services > Birthplace & NICU > Safe Sleep
Because safe sleep greatly reduces the risk of SIDS and other sleep accidents, the Birthplace is part of the HALO® Safer Way to Sleep Initiative, a national program to be a model of safe sleep practices for patients.
Infant swaddling blankets are no longer used for newborns at the Birthplace; instead, all babies – whether they’re in the NICU or in a Birthplace suite with their families – now sleep in HALO® Sleep Sack® swaddle wearable blankets while at Mercy. Plus, thanks to the generosity of the Mercy Auxiliary, all Mercy newborns receive one to take home after discharge as well.
Remember, babies sleep safest:
Aloneon their Back,and in their Crib.
Make sure anyone caring for your baby (babysitters, grandparents, daycare providers, aunts and uncles, etc.) follows these important safe sleep practices at every nap and bedtime:
HALO® SleepSack® Swaddle wearable blankets are available for purchase in the Mercy Gift Shop.