Unsafe sleep practices, including co-sleeping, continue to be the leading cause of preventable infant deaths in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Nationally, more infants die in adult beds than anywhere else from unsafe sleep practices, and infants are 40 times more likely to die in an adult bed than in their own crib. In 2017, 28 Tampa Bay-area infants died from unsafe sleep practices – the most since 2011. Unsafe sleep deaths are 100% preventable, and parents and caregivers of infants should take action to prevent it from happening. Learn about the risks of unsafe sleep, follow safe sleep practices, then share these life-saving practices with family members and friends. For more information about safe sleep, visit preventneedlessdeaths.com