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State urges safe sleep habits for babies

By The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is placing a special emphasis on keeping babies safe while sleeping.

Tomblin and first lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin have proclaimed September as “Infant Safe Sleep Month” as part of a statewide educational campaign.

The campaign will work with hospitals and community partners to help parents identify unsafe sleep practices.

The first lady plans to visit several hospitals this month for awareness events as part of the campaign starting Friday at Princeton Community Hospital and Bluefield Regional Hospital.

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