DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit is taking center stage in the fight against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
The National Institute of Child Health & Human Development is launching the "Safe to Sleep" campaign Thursday morning at Hutzel Women's Hospital.
The national initiative aims to educate parents, babysitters and doctors about safe sleeping environments for infants.
The goal is to reduce SIDS through awareness.
The campaign has already selected 40 representatives from around the country to help spread the message and educate parents about infant sleeping guidelines that were updated in 2011.
The guidelines advise parents to make sure nothing covers the baby's head, always place a baby on his or her back to sleep and always place a baby in a crib to sleep.
The crib should be bare, according to the guidelines, with no blankets, pillows, toys or crib bumpers.
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