2019 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

Infancy

October is SIDS Awareness Month. This year, the Safe to Sleep® campaign developed a digital toolkit for partners to help raise awareness about safe infant sleep. This toolkit offers two activity options, guidance, and resources for organizations to plan their SIDS Awareness Month activities.

The Safe to Sleep® campaign, available in Spanish, and provides a number of other resources, many tailored for specific communities, including African American, American Indian/Alaska Native and Spanish-speaking communities, to help with education and outreach efforts this month, and throughout the year, such as:

The American Academy of Pediatrics also provides recommendations for infant sleep safety. The How to Keep Your Sleeping Baby Safe page includes a checklist for making a baby’s room safe, why "back is best" sleep position and other information.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission provides information on product recalls for infant safety and other safe sleep information for parents, available also in Spanish.

SIDS Awareness Month
Developed by: American Academy of Pediatrics
Consumer Product Safety Commission
HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
HHS, NIH, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development