American Academy of Pediatrics/Safe Sleep

This webpage offers updated resources for providers and families on safe sleep practices. Resources for providers include the 2016 AAP Policy Statement: SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Evidence Base for Updated Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment. Resources for families include a Parent’s Guide for Safe Sleep, and answers to frequently asked questions. Articles about reasons parents may not follow safe sleep practices in some circumstances are also provided.

American Academy of Pediatrics , 2018

Evidence Rating: I

Cost: N/A

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Parenting Education Safe Sleep

Perinatal Periods:

Parenting Postpartum

Resource types:

Clinical Guidelines/Expert Recommendations for Providers Tools and informational materials for participants Tools for providers

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