How can I reduce baby's risk of SIDS?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Task Force on SIDS reviews all the latest scientific and clinical evidence about SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths and makes recommendations about the most effective ways to reduce baby’s risk of SIDS, and sleep-related deaths, such as suffocation.

The actions listed in the NICHD-led Safe to Sleep® campaign materials and publications are based on the AAP Task Force recommendations.1

It’s important for all caregivers—parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, babysitters, child care providers, and everyone who might care for baby—to learn about safe infant sleep to help reduce baby’s risk.

Visit the Safe to Sleep® website to learn more about Ways to Reduce Baby’s Risk.


  1. American Academy of Pediatrics. (2022). Sleep-related infant deaths: Updated 2022 recommendations for reducing infant deaths in the sleep environment. Pediatrics, June;150(1): e2022057990 external link. Retrieved April 14, 2023.
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