By Heather Clower
The Parsons Advocate

There are many concerns, fears, and unknowns when becoming a parent, be it for the first time or fifth.  Several things that doctors and professionals recommend to keep our children safe and secure have changed since our parents had us.  What was once considered safe and in our kids’ best interest may not necessarily be the case since more research and studies have been conducted.


The Allegheny Highlands Parents as Teachers (PAT) has partnered up with Our Babies: Safe and Sound to spread the word the entire month of September.  PAT is standing in solidarity with several organizations throughout West Virginia to remind parents and caregivers to protect babies from accidental suffocation and other sleep related fatalities. Our Babies: Safe and Sound along with the Governor’s Office has designated September as infant safe sleep month.

Every ten days an infant in West Virginia dies as a result of unsafe…



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