Safe Sleep Information for Families

This page features resources to be shared with families about ways to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome and increase the use of safe sleep practices.

The American Academy of Pediatrics website for parents and families,, provides a page that explains the Safe Sleep Policy Statement, SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment, in plain language.

This page includes information and materials for many audiences, including parents, grandparents, and health care providers. Resources can be used for outreach.

This resource from the National Center on Early Childhood and Wellness (now the National Center on Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety) is for new and expectant parents. It focuses on the importance of tummy time, including ways to get started.


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