Infant Safe Sleep/SIDS
Multimedia Resources for Safe Sleep
We want you to know how to lower the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Infant Sleep Related Deaths. In this section you can learn what steps to take by watching our webisodes, downloading our podcast on safe sleep and then test your knowledge with one of our interactive games.
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Safe Sleep Webisodes
What is an infant safe sleep space? (242 MB)
Although Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS cannot be prevented, there are some things you can do to reduce the risk. The most important thing is to provide your baby with a safe sleep environment. This video outlines many of the things that parents can do at home to reduce the risk of SIDS. See what an infant safe sleep space should look like.
Webisode #2 (241 MB)
How to overcome the challenges of infant back sleeping
If we know back to sleep reduces the risk of SIDS, why doesn’t everyone put their baby on their back? This video describes some of the challenges to back sleeping and dispels some of the misunderstandings related to it. Find out how you can overcome some of these challenges.
Webisode #3 (271 MB)
Where should your baby sleep?
Babies need their own separate sleep space: "A crib or bassinet protects your baby best". Learn more about what you can do to make your baby's sleep space safer.
Webisode #4 (257 MB)
Introduction to BESST flipchart
Whether you are new to educating about infant safe sleep or it's been awhile since you attended the Baby's Easy Safe Sleep Training (BESST), this video details how to effectively use the BESST flipchart.
Webisode #5 (494 MB)
FAQ's about safe sleep
This video answers many of the questions that anyone might have about SIDS and infant safe sleep. It will be particularly helpful for SIDS educators/BESST trainers, but provides valuable information for anyone interested in infant safe sleep practices.
Webisode #6 (397 MB)
Sharing safe sleep messages with Latina moms
In this webisode, we share some tips about reducing SIDS and other infant sleep related deaths in relation to working with Latina moms. We provide background on Latino culture and traditions and some phrases in Spanish to help you communicate with Latina moms.
Webisode #7 (291 MB)
¿Cómo es un lugar seguro para dormir a un bebé?
(What is an infant safe sleep space?)
This webisode in Spanish provides Latino parents and caregivers information about SIDS and how to set up a safe sleep environment for their baby.
Is Your Baby's Crib a Safe Sleep Environment?
See if you can remove all the unsafe items in "Our Crib."
Safe Sleep Crossword Puzzle
Test your knowledge of safe sleep for a baby.
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Last updated: May 2014