A Wood TV 8 news report takes a look at the issue of infant deaths due to unsafe sleep practices in Michigan.
This year in Kent County, six babies have already died because of unsafe sleep practices — all of which officials say were preventable.
The Michigan Council on Maternal and Child Health says the state is on course to have possibly its worst year ever.
Barb Palmer, the executive director of the Healthy Kent Community Health Initiative, says infants should always sleep alone in a crib or pack-n-play. They should also lay on their back and there should not be any pillows, blankets or stuffed animals in the crib.
Gov. Snyder has designated September as “Infant Safe Sleep Awareness Month.”