Parents and Caregivers
Creating a Safe Sleep Environment
Learn more about safe sleep environments and reducing the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths by reading the NICHD publication What does a safe sleep environment look like? [PDF-320KB]
CDC supports 2011 recommendations issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). These recommendations aim to reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths, including SIDS. Learn more at the Healthy Children website sponsored by AAP.
Resources for Parents and Caregivers
- First Candle
- CJ Foundation for SIDS
- Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) & Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Gateway
- Cribs for Kids
- Safe Kids USA
If you or someone you know has lost an infant, the following organizations may be helpful:
Safe to Sleep
CDC collaborates with the National Institutes of Health in its Safe to Sleep campaign, formerly known as the Back to Sleep campaign. Safe to Sleep has outreach and education activities aimed at reducing infant death from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related infant deaths.
- Page last reviewed: October 23, 2014
- Page last updated: December 1, 2014
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