SIDS Awareness Month Toolkit

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month.

A mother (right) holds a baby in her arms while looking over an educational handout with another individual (left).In October and beyond, infant caregivers and service and health care providers can join Safe to Sleep® and its partners to encourage safe infant sleep and help raise awareness about ways to reduce the risk of SIDS.

In This Toolkit

Refer to this digital toolkit as often as you need to before, during, and after SIDS Awareness Month, and adjust its resources and messages for your audiences. If you have questions that are not answered in this information, please contact

Related National Observances

Other related national observances include the following:

Past SIDS Awareness Month Activities