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About SIDS and Safe Infant Sleep

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The Safe to Sleep® campaign, formerly known as the Back to Sleep campaign, focuses on actions you and others can take to help your baby sleep safely and to reduce your baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death.

The term “SIDS” may sound scary, and the death of a baby is always heartbreaking. But there are a number of ways you can lower his or her risk while giving your baby the best care possible.

Learning about SIDS and safe sleep for babies is important for all caregivers, not just for parents. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, childcare providers, and anyone else who might care for babies should learn more. Simple actions can make a big difference.

Select a link below or from the menu on the left to learn more about SIDS and safe sleep for your baby:

What Is SIDS? Fast Facts About SIDS Progress in Reducing SIDS SIDS Is Not… What Causes SIDS? Common SIDS and SUID Terms and Definitions
What Do We Know About Risk for SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death? Known Risk Factors Ways To Reduce the Risk of SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death
What Is a Safe Sleep Environment? What Does a Safe Sleep Environment Look Like? How Can Caregivers Create a Safe Sleep Environment?
Babies Need Tummy Time! What Is Tummy Time? Tummy Time Tips Other Ways To Help Prevent Flat Spots on Your Baby’s Head
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About SIDS and Safe Infant Sleep
Myths and Facts About SIDS and Safe Infant Sleep