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Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Health Department
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Health Department
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

​​​Safe Sleep

Safe Sleep is a term used to describe conditions that should be present each and every time a baby is put down to sleep. Safe Sleep practices can prevent Accidental Suffocation and reduce the risk of SIDS. 

A Safe Sleep environment includes the following: 

  • Baby always sleeps ALONE 
  • Baby is placed on its BACK to sleep and on stomach to play 
  • Baby is placed in a CRIB, on a firm crib mattress, with a tight-fitted mattress sheet 
  • No fluffy blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, bumper pads or any other “cozy” items in the crib 
  • Baby's room temperature is between 68 and 75 degrees 
  • The baby is dressed in light layers and not heavy clothing or blankets 
  • If needed, a light weight blanket tucked in on 3 sides, at the end of the crib that goes no higher than waist level 

Find out more safe sleep information for: 

  • Information about... Safe Sleep 
  • Information for... Healthcare/Medical Providers   ​
  • Information for... Parents/Caregivers 
  • Information for... Social Service/ Community Providers

Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Health Department
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Health Department
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700