At Communities Tasmania we are committed to supporting Red Nose Day and communicating Safe Sleeping messages to new and expectant parents or carers of infants under 12 months old.
Through our collective efforts, we can reduce incidences of sudden unexpected death in infancy, which includes Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and deaths associated with unsafe sleeping practices.
Since Red Nose was founded in 1977 to discover the cause, the incidence of SIDS has reduced by 85 per cent. Red Nose is committed to reducing SIDS from the current figure of 3000 per year to zero.
This year Red Nose Day on 9 August focuses on safe sleeping and on research into all causes of SIDS.
Key messages regarding safe sleeping for infants can be found by downloading the Red Nose app or using the enclosed materials from Red Nose.
Communities Tasmania will also piloting other initiative to encourage for safe sleeping. We will be in a position to talk more about this in the coming months.
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