The safest place for a baby to sleep is on his/her back, in an empty crib (no blankets, pillows, or stuffed animals), ideally in the same room as a parent. These steps are linked to a much lower rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and infant suffocation. Since the National Institute for Health launched the Safe to Sleep campaign (previously called Back to Sleep) in 1994, SIDS deaths have declined 50 percent while rates of back-sleeping have increased. The campaign works with pediatricians and other medical professionals as well as community leaders to communicate the basics of safe sleep and connect families with resources to help address issues they face.
The Institute for Child Success and Ferebee Lane are pleased to release Small Steps, which premiered this evening in Greenville, SC. This short documentary film explores the experiences of young mothers with young children and opportunities for design.
The next showing of the film will be held in New York at Fordham Law School on February 12, co-sponsored by the the Urban Law Center at Fordham, and Thicket. The film was co-produced by ICS and Ferebee Lane, with funding support from Greenville First Steps.