Safe Sleep Baby

Goodnight, Safe Sleep

A smiling baby sighs in her sleep. A small fist uncurls and then settles. Safeguarding this peaceful image means working collaboratively to remove barriers to infant safe sleep. Scroll down to learn how.

Healthy One Year Old Baby

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Thousands of infants die each year while sleeping, a painful reality that no family should have to face. Many of these deaths are preventable. Every day, through multiple initiatives, we work with families, hospitals and communities to reduce these instances and promote infant safe sleep practices. When we know the right levers, we can help more babies reach year one.

Safe Sleep Starts Here
4 Strategies to Drive Change

Safe Sleep Baby
  • Endorse AAP guidelines for infant safe sleep, including promoting breastfeeding in a safe sleep environment
  • Ensure infant caregivers have the knowledge, skills and self-efficacy to practice safe sleep
  • Activate community champions
  • Create supportive policies for safe sleep practices
Infant Mortality ToolKit

Diving Deeper

Now that you know the strategies, you need some change ideas to test…and perhaps some inspiration. Check out the Safe Sleep Practices section of NICHQ’s Infant Mortality CoIIN Prevention Toolkit. Here you’ll find case studies and change ideas to guide your improvement work.

Implement Change to Reduce Infant Deaths

Are you interested in reducing sleep-related infant deaths in a population, state or healthcare setting? Contact to NICHQ to discuss:

  • Opportunities to identify partners and strategies to get partner buy-in
  • Tools used to track data and enhance collaboration
  • Training on consistent messaging and counseling

From supporting individual hospitals to national programs, NICHQ’s vast change management experience helps us customize the best solution for you.