SC group advocates safe infant sleep habits - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

SC group advocates safe infant sleep habits

Posted: Updated:

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Children's Trust of South Carolina is hosting a "safe sleep summit" to reduce the number of infant deaths from unsafe sleeping environments.

Thursday's meeting in Columbia is expected to draw more than 150 professionals. It's the first such session held by the group.

The trust says the Department of Health and Environmental Control has reported that the number of infant deaths caused by accidents increased from 30 deaths in 2011 to 41 in 2012. DHEC said suffocation and strangulation in bed accounted for nearly all of those accidents.

More than a half-dozen of state and national experts on children's safety issues are speaking.

The event is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Columbia Marriott Hotel.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most Popular


Like Us On Facebook

Powered by WorldNow


888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.


Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.