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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Program

For More Information Call Family Health Programs: Toll Free (888) 598-0728

Parents and Caregivers

Reduce Risk

What you can do to reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of death:

  • Always place your baby on their back to sleep for naps and at night. 
  • Breastfeed your baby.
  • Do not smoke or allow others to smoke around you while you are pregnant. 
  • Do not smoke or allow others to smoke around your baby. 
  • Consider giving your baby a pacifier at sleep time. Be sure not to attach the pacifier to string, clothing, toys, or blankets.
  • Share your room with your baby for the first 6 month to year. Be sure that your baby is close to your bed, but on an appropriate sleep surface designed for infants. 
  • Create a Safe sleep environment: Ways to Reduce the Risk of SIDS and Other Sleep-related Causes of Infant Death

Informational Brochures

Creating a Safe Sleep Environment

A crib, bassinet, or portable crib, with a firm flat mattress that follows the safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recommended.

Click here for information on crib safety or contact the CPSC at 1-800-638-2772.

The images below shows a safe infant sleep environment:

     
 
¿Cómo es un ambiente de sueño seguro?


Try out the Interactive Safe Sleep Environment Tool and learn how you can help reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death.

Safe Sleep Videos