Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): For Patients and Consumers
General Information on SIDS
Safe to Sleep Campaign (formerly the Back to Sleep campaign)
In 1994, the NICHD and its partners, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), launched the Back to Sleep campaign to raise awareness about SIDS and to educate parents, caregivers, and health care providers on ways to reduce the risk of SIDS. The following materials describe ways to reduce the risk of SIDS.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
An association of obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYNs) and other health professionals who provide health care to women. The organization provides education and resources for health care providers and patients.
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes provides education and information to promote healthy, full-term pregnancies and families and supports research on problems that threaten the health of infants.
American Academy of Pediatrics—HealthyChildren.org
This website from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides information for parents and caregivers, including conditions and stages of development and safety tips.
Services, Resources, and Support
- Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
The CPSC, which regulates the safety of consumer products, features product recall information and research and statistics on its site as well as safety education for consumers.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The FDA provides information for consumers on the use of baby products to prevent SIDS.
National SUID/SIDS Resource Center
The National SUID/SIDS Resource Center includes information, services, materials, and technical assistance to those affected by a SUID/SIDS.
First Candle, one of the NICHD's partners in safe sleep outreach, is a national nonprofit health organization uniting parents, caregivers, and researchers with government, business, and community service groups to advance infant health and survival.
African American Faith-Based Bereavement Initiative (AAFBBI)
The NICHD cofunded the development of this online module, available through the National Center for Cultural Competency at Georgetown University. The initiative aims to improve support for families affected by SIDS.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
Last Updated Date: 06/27/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 04/12/2013