Mississippi State Department of Health

Safe Sleep Environments: Information for Caregivers


Caregivers — including parents and licensed facilities — play a major role in ensuring safe sleep for infants and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID).

About 1 in 5 sudden infant deaths occur when an infant is in the care of someone other than the parents.

When an infant is accustomed to safe sleep practices at home and encounters a different sleep position or crib environment away from home, the risk of sudden death increases. The materials on this page are designed to educate child care providers and adult caregivers on safe sleep practices for all infants in their care.

Safe Sleep Basics

Follow the current recommendations for safe sleep. Always put infants to sleep:

More About Safe Sleep

Links referenced on this page
current safety standards    http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Guides/Kids-and-Babies/Cribs/
Complete AAP recommendations    https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/safe-sleep/Pages/Safe-Sleep-Recommendations.aspx
Safe Sleep Environments    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/41,0,202,html ok

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