SIDS Awareness Month Toolkit 2018

Social Media Posts

Facebook

  • Placing your baby on his or her back to sleep for all sleep times is the best way to reduce the risk of SIDS. #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwarenessMonth http://bit.ly/2rMaohV 
  • Myth: SIDS can be prevented. Fact: There is no known way to prevent SIDS. But there are ways to reduce your baby's risk. Here's how. #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwarenessMonth http://bit.ly/2qcVb8u 
  • To reduce your baby's risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death, keep "stuff" out of baby's sleep area. That means removing:
    • Soft objects
    • Toys
    • Crib bumpers
    • Loose bedding
  • Find out more about ways to reduce your baby's risk. #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwarenessMonth http://bit.ly/2qcVb8u 
  • Make sure baby sleeps on a firm and flat sleep surface, such as a mattress in a safety-approved crib. Use only a fitted sheet to cover the mattress, and keep soft items out of the sleep area. Find out more about safe infant sleep. #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwarenessMonth http://bit.ly/2qcVb8u 
  • Reduce #SIDS risk by sharing your room with baby. Keep baby close to your bed, but on a separate sleep surface made for babies for at least the first 6 months. #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwarenessMonth http://bit.ly/2FtggpW 

Twitter

  • Placing baby on his or her back for all sleep times is the best way to reduce SIDS risk. Learn more. http://bit.ly/2rMaohV  #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwarenessMonth
  • Myth: SIDS can be prevented. Fact: We can't prevent SIDS, but we can reduce baby's risk. Here's how. http://bit.ly/2qcVb8u  #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwarenessMonth
  • Learn what to keep OUT of baby's sleep area to reduce risk of #SIDS & other sleep-related causes of infant death. http://bit.ly/2qcVb8u  #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwarenessMonth
  • Firm, flat, & free of soft/loose items: the right ingredients for a safe sleep environment! Learn more. http://bit.ly/2qcVb8u  #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwarenessMonth
  • Reduce #SIDS risk by sharing your room with baby. Keep baby close to your bed, but on a separate sleep surface made for babies for at least the first 6 months. http://bit.ly/2FtggpW  #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwarenessMonth 

Instagram

  • Placing your baby on his or her back to sleep for all sleep times is the best way to reduce the risk of SIDS. #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwarenessMonth #baby #mom #dad #sleep #naps #SafeSleep
  • Firm, flat, and free of soft items and loose bedding: These are key ingredients for a safe sleep environment! #SIDS #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwarenessMonth #baby #dad #mom #sleep #naps #SafeSleep
  • Reduce SIDS risk by sharing your room with baby. Keep baby close to your bed, but on a separate sleep surface made for babies for at least the first 6 months. #SIDS #SafeToSleep #SIDSAwarenessMonth #baby #dad #mom #sleep #naps #SafeSleep

Pinterest

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Participate in the #SafeSleepSnap Challenge

For SIDS Awareness Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NICHD are teaming up to encourage people to share photos of babies (up to 12 months of age) in a safe sleep environment (PDF 142 KB) to help educate others about safe infant sleep. Encourage your followers to participate during the month of October by sharing the following social media posts.

Social Media Post to Share

  • Do your friends and followers know what a safe infant sleep environment looks like? Share this example. Or take a pic of your baby, grandbaby, niece, or nephew sleeping safely and share it with your followers. Be sure to use #SafeSleepSnap in your post! Remember: safe sleep environments are firm, flat, & free of soft and loose items. Babies sleep safest on their backs! #SafeToSleep http://bit.ly/2FtggpW 

    safesleepsnap example