Safe to Sleep®

Helping to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related infant deaths.

A mother and baby sleeping while following safe sleep practices. Mother is in a bed while baby is in a crib (this is called room sharing—baby’s sleep space is near, but not in, mother’s bed); baby is placed on their back to sleep; baby’s sleep surface is firm, flat, and level and covered only by a fitted sheet; baby is in a wearable blanket and does not have any other items in the crib, such as toys, blankets, pillows, or other items.
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A baby lies on their stomach with their mother smiling, holding them from behind.

Learn about the benefits of tummy time, placing baby on their stomach while they are awake and you or someone else is watching them.

A mother places her baby into a crib next to her bed.

Review these evidence-based ways to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related infant deaths.

A mother holds her baby as another woman goes over safe sleep materials.

The Safe to Sleep® campaign has information and materials for many audiences, including parents, grandparents, and healthcare providers. Get free materials for outreach and sharing.

Safely Keeping Baby Warm: A Q&A on Bedding, Clothing, & Sleep-Related Death

This Safe to Sleep® video describes evidence behind the 2022 American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations to reduce the risk of sleep-related infant death.


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