Safe Sleep Campaign
“Love Me, Protect Me, Make Sure I Sleep Safe”
Babies that are put to sleep in an unsafe sleep environment are at risk of dying from a sleep-related death every time they go to sleep. Babies in Prince George’s County are no exception! Babies here are dying every year from being placed in adult beds, on couches, in car seats, and other unapproved surfaces when they go to sleep. These deaths are preventable when parents, grandparents, and other caregivers make sure to put their babies to sleep: Alone, On Their Back, In a Crib, in a Smoke-Free Environment.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that we share our rooms and not our beds until our babies are one year of age. By following these simple steps, we can protect our babies and keep them safe while they sleep.
- Safe Sleep training for organizations, childcare centers, or community groups that interact with pregnant women, mothers with infants <1yr of age, or care for infants under 1 year of age.
- Individual Education and Outreach
Educational Materials and Resources for New Parents
- Breastfeed Your Baby to Reduce the Risk of SIDS (PDF)
- What Does A Safe Sleep Environment Look Like?
- What Does A Safe Sleep Environment Look Like? (Spanish)
- Charlie’s Kids Foundation
- Cribs for Kids - provide cribs to babies and educate mothers about the dangers of unsafe-sleep environments
- The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
- 3 Key Ways Dads Can Help Baby Sleep Safe
For more information on safe sleep community resources or to schedule a training please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.