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Watch First Candle CEO, Alison Jacobson The Safety Mom, discuss infant safe sleep on Fox and Friends!

Posted: August 22, 2016 at 9:54 am

Watch First Candle CEO, Alison Jacobson The Safety Mom, discuss infant safe sleep on Fox and Friends! Remember: Safe Sleep Saves Lives!   Each year, about 4,000 infants die unexpectedly during sleep…

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Be Cautious! Crescent Womb can’t reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)!

Posted: August 22, 2016 at 9:41 am

Please be aware that products that claim to reduce environmental factors with SIDS, such as Crescent Womb, do not reduce SIDS! Since 1992, deaths from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) have declined…

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Parents still put babies in risky sleep environments according to new report

Posted: August 16, 2016 at 12:37 pm

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a report yesterday analyzing video recordings of parental behavior surrounding sleep environments. Researchers recorded infants for one night at ages 1, 3 and 6 months in family homes….

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National Black Nurses Association Annual Conference in Memphis, TN

Posted: August 8, 2016 at 10:16 am

Barb Himes at the NBNA Conference in Memphis, TN

We attended the National Black Nurses Association Annual Conference in Memphis, TN, from August 3 to August 7, 2016. The NBNA Annual Conference afforded First Candle the opportunity to meet face…

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How to help when a friend’s baby has died of SIDS

Posted: August 2, 2016 at 8:27 am

When a child dies the grief of a parent is all-consuming. My son Connor died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in 1997 and in the days and weeks that followed…

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How to Manage Triggers

Posted: August 1, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Written by Gabrielle Doucet on July 15, 2016 or Open to Hope Finding Hope After Loss.  When we lose a loved one, the time we spend dealing with sadness surrounding that loss…

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SIDS and Safe Sleep

Posted: July 25, 2016 at 7:25 pm

What Every Parent Needs To Know About SIDS First Candle is committed to educating parents and caregivers with most recent and accurate information about SIDS and safe sleep. Each year, about…

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Posted: July 21, 2016 at 5:43 pm

What Every Parent Needs to Know Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the fear is something every parent experiences regardless of whether they are having the first or fourth baby.  While…

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Northern Region War Camp Fundraises for First Candle

Posted: July 18, 2016 at 6:38 pm

Thrills and excitement filled the day as members of the Society for Creative Anachronism took to the fields to raise money for First Candle, Helping Babies Survive and Thrive. Showcasing…

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#SafeToSleep Twitter Chat Invitation with @FirstCandle, @Safety Mom and @NICHD_ NIH

Posted: June 27, 2016 at 12:18 pm

Dear Supporter, @FirstCandle is hosting a twitter chat with @Safety Mom and @NICHD_ NIH to address important topics around infant safe sleep. As an advocate of First Candle, we invite you to…

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