Mississippi State Department of Health
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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:

Fact Sheets for Providers and Parents

Online Training

More About Safe Sleep



Links referenced
current safety standards    http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Safety-Education/Safety-Guides/Kids-and-Babies/Cribs/

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