The following information is specific to the infant, toddler, and two-year-old program rooms:
The following principles are excerpted from the Iowa Early Learning Standards (2006) and serve as the foundation for our curriculum.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the unexpected, sudden death of a child under age 1 for which a cause of death cannot be identified. It is not known what causes SIDS, however several sleeping practices have been linked to an increased risk for SIDS. Therefore, A Mothers Love has a strict policy for infant sleep placement.
All infants less than one year will be placed on their back to sleep.
Infants shall not be allowed to sleep in a car seat or swing for a period of longer than 15 minutes.
Once a child has been placed in his or her crib for nap, if the infant rolls from back to front – and is also able to roll from front to back – it is acceptable to leave the infant sleeping on his or her stomach. NO heavy blankets, stuffed toys or pillows should ever be placed in a crib. A request for alternative sleeping positions must be accompanied by a signed and dated physician’s note stating the reason for the request.