Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Publications & Resources

May/June 2014

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A Safer Sleep

A new RNAO best practice guideline aims to clear up confusion on how to keep babies safe during sleep, and reduce the risk of SIDS.

It was early morning on June 17, 2004 when Yolanda Guitar and her husband, John, boarded a plane bound for Las Vegas.

The couple was looking forward to their four-day vacation, leaving their two kids - Emily, then two-and-a-half-years-old, and John Dylan, four months - in the hands of the babysitter they trusted with their eldest child since she was 10-months-old. Even before they stepped onto the jet, Yolanda admits: “I had a feeling…something was going to go wrong.”