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Safe Sleep Infant Trainings in Denver this Sunday and Monday

Thursday, November 8, 2018 Leave a Comment

Did you know that The Boppy Company is based locally in Golden? This weekend they're partnering with First Candle and the local community at the mama 'hood to present workshops on how to keep our babies safe when they sleep, since each year in the U.S., more than 4,500 infants die suddenly of no immediate, obvious cause. The majority of these deaths are the result of unsafe sleep practices and are preventable.

Two different trainings will be offered - one for parents and caregivers and one for healthcare professionals.

The Straight Talk Parent Classes provide an opportunity to educate new and expecting parents on Safe Sleep Guidelines for infants. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations will be explained and, most importantly the reason behind these recommendations. In addition, the group will brainstorm ways to meet challenges, share past successes and create a network of support for addressing challenges in the future. To sign up, please visit https://goo.gl/Wpe5wr.

          What: Straight Talk Parent/Caregiver Class
          When: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
          For Whom: Expecting and new parents/caregivers
          Where: the mama ’hood at 2902 Zuni Street, Denver, CO 80211
          Cost: $5 donation to support the scholarship program at the mama 'hood
          Food: Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase
          The first 25 parents to sign up will receive a Boppy® goodie bag valued at more than $20!

The professional healthcare training consists of a thorough overview of the Safe Sleep Guidelines developed by The American Academy of Pediatrics and the reasoning behind each one.  Through group discussion and role play, participants will gain an understanding of how to create a two-way conversation with parents to first identify family practices and beliefs, provide accurate information about safe sleep and breastfeeding and gain acceptance of these practices and finally problem solve how it might be accomplished when there are obstacles. Trainees will also learn how to help parents create a plan about how they can implement safe sleep and breastfeeding that considers their beliefs, values, and living and working situations, so they feel equipped to be successful. To sign up, please visit https://goo.gl/v2o9Dn.

          What: Healthcare Professionals Safe Sleep Infant Training
          When: Monday, November 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-noon
          For Whom: All Healthcare professionals
          Where: the mama ’hood at 2902 Zuni Street, Denver, CO 80211
          Cost: Free
          Food: Lunch will be provided afterward

“We know that the key to reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and ending sleep-related infant deaths is through education,” said Alison Jacobson, CEO of First Candle. “Through our Straight Talk for Infant Safe Sleep program, we train community care providers on the safe sleep guidelines developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and how to effectively create a dialogue with parents to address their obstacles and objections to following them.  Our work would not be possible without the support from companies like Boppy and the mama ’hood who are equally as passionate about safe sleep.”

The Boppy Company has maintained a long-time partnership with First Candle, the leading national non-profit organization that is dedicated to the education, advocacy, and research of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Boppy’s corporate social responsibility program, The Momkind Project™ launched in March 2018 with a mission of educating, empowering and supporting families in their new parent journey. One of the main pillars in The Momkind Project is to educate new moms and moms-to-be on safe sleep practices for baby.

The Momkind Project pillars:
  • Educate new moms and moms-to-be on safe sleep practices for baby
  • Empower pre-natal and post-natal moms via the Boppy Professional Healthcare channel
  • Support families through donations and initiatives with a focus on military and the underserved community
To learn more about the safe sleep trainings in Denver, please contact info@boppy.com.