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Safe Sleep for Your Baby Infographic (Horizontal)

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Safe Sleep for Your Baby

About 3,400 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly each year in the United States.** Most of these deaths result from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death, such as suffocation.

Safe to Sleep Campaign launched in 1994, formerly the Back to Sleep campaign

Safe to Sleep mission: to educate parents, caregivers, and health care providers about ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death

Number of SIDS deaths: 4,669 in 1993 and 1,910 in 2011

The proportion of infants placed on their backs to sleep increased from 17% in 1993 to 73% in 2010*

The U.S. SIDS rate dropped by more than 50% since 1993**

Sources:
*NICHD National Infant Sleep Position Study
** Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Safe Sleep Environment

To reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death:

  • Always place baby on his or her back to sleep for all sleep times, including naps.
  • Room share—keep baby's sleep area in the same room next to where you sleep.
  • Use a firm sleep surface, free from soft objects, toys, blankets, and crib bumpers.

Learn more about ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death at http://safetosleep.nichd.nih.gov/.


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Last Updated Date: 10/21/2014
Last Reviewed Date: 10/21/2014