Over the weekend, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz tweeted out a picture of files on his desk that contained information on recent child deaths.
Last week I read 5 child death reprots. All were preventable: 4 from unsafe sleeping, 5th an accidental drowning. pic.twitter.com/oc38UiXXfM
— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) May 7, 2016
Last year, The Erie County Commissioner of Health issued a press release on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome due to the cold.
"Parents and caregivers need to be aware of the tremendous risks of having an infant sleep with another individual in an adult bed or couch or in a 'face-down' position."
Parents are urged to make sure that their infant is always on its back to prevent SIDS and that you should you be cautious sleeping with a baby. Sharing a bed with more than one person increases the risk of the baby being trapped and smothered.