October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month!
The ABCs of safe sleep is a simple acronym that stands for: Alone, on their Back, and in their own Crib. It was created to help parents remember the most important practices for ensuring a safe sleeping environment for their child.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends following these practices for Safe Sleep:
You care about your baby, we want to help you!
The CAPE Council encourages infant safe sleep for your baby or any baby in your care by donating infant safe sleep sacks or onesies to every baby born at McLaren Northern Michigan and Munson Charlevoix, including education for parents and caregivers.
Follow these tips for safe sleep during every nap and night-time routine:
Pinwheels for Prevention
The pinwheel is the national symbol for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Throughout the month of April, the CAPE Council plants pinwheel gardens to raise awareness about the importance of healthy child development. Schools and organizations with pinwheel gardens are our partners in providing the healthy and happy childhoods and bright futures that all children deserve!
champions for children
Each year the CAPE Council recognizes individuals or groups in our community who go above and beyond to make positive changes in the lives of children in our Counties served.
"Champion for Kids" recipients receive a token of our appreciation on behalf of the entire community. Nominations are due March 1st.