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Safe to Sleep® Public Education Campaign

Learn About SIDS/Safe Infant Sleep

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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between 1 month and 1 year of age. Find out what you can do to reduce your baby's risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death.

Learn more about SIDS and Infant Safe Sleep.

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The Safe to Sleep® campaign has information and materials for many audiences, including parents, grandparents, and health care providers.

View, download, or order Safe to Sleep® materials for your outreach or to share with those who care for your baby.

Explore the Campaign

Safe to Sleep® started in 1994 as the Back to Sleep campaign, with the goal of educating parents, caregivers, and health care providers about ways to reduce the risk of SIDS. The campaign works closely with and within communities to spread safe sleep messages and help reduce the risk of SIDS.

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Did You Know That...

  • SIDS is the leading cause of death in infants between 1 month and 1 year of age.
  • Most SIDS deaths happen when babies are between 1 month and 4 months of age.
  • Each year, about 4,000 infants die unexpectedly during sleep time, from SIDS, accidental suffocation, or unknown causes.
  • SIDS is not a risk for babies 1 year of age or older.

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Last Reviewed: 01/15/2016