Lt. Gov. Coleman encourages photo activity for SIDS Awareness Month

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Source: Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman/Twitter

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – October is SIDS Awareness Month and Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman is encouraging Kentuckians to get involved in a photo activity.

In a social media post, Lt. Gov. Coleman shared a personal video message, “as the mother of a 7 month old.” Coleman went on to say, “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome remains the leading cause of death of U.S. infants from one month to one year of age.”

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Coleman wrote in part, “I’m inviting you to participate in a photo activity to show how you practice safe sleep. Share a photo of your little one in a safe sleep area using #SafeSleepSnap.”

The message also includes ways to reduce risk, by ensuring a baby has a safe sleep area.

To learn what a safe sleep environment looks like, click HERE.

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