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The ABCDs of Safe Sleep for Babies

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Diapers, bottles, onesies, pacifiers: Babies need a lot of things, including a safe place to sleep. For some families, the cost of a crib may be out of reach. For others, the birth may have come sooner than expected. And, if the baby spends the night away from home, a safe place to sleep is needed because cribs aren’t very portable.

It can be a matter of life and death. This year, 12 infants in the city died while sleeping -- a frightening increase compared with 7 deaths in 2016.

In May we spoke to Shantell Roberts, executive director of the nonprofit ‘Touching Young Lives’. She's now been named an Open Society Institute Baltimore Community Fellow.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.