Safe Baby offers community-based education to teach parents and caregivers how to protect their babies from the leading causes of preventable deaths as determined by the Healthy Start Coalition’s Fetal Infant Mortality Review team. Staff from Hillsborough County hospitals and agencies receive comprehensive trainings along with a curriculum and patient materials to teach parents about direct actions that they can take to protect their babies.
The goal of Safe Baby is to prevent infant deaths by teaching new and expecting parents how to choose a safe caregiver, prevent shaken baby syndrome and follow safe sleep practices. Register for a training.
Safe Baby Plus offers developmental screening for parents and caregivers of newborns under age one. Many parents sign up before leaving the hospital after their babies are born. Parents complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire by Brookes Publishing (ASQ) age appropriate developmental ASQ at 2, 4, 8 and 12 months by mail and online. They also receive the corresponding activities, telephone support and personalized resource and referral information to optimize and their infant’s safety and development. Any family residing in Hillsborough County is eligible to participate. To enroll, visit https://www.asqonline.com/family/57d8f3 or call (813) 849-7985.
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Resources and education on how to keep your baby safe are available...