Sleep Baby Safe

Sleep Baby Safe

We want all babies to sleep safely. Each year, more than 3,500 U.S. infants die suddenly and unexpectedly. Many of these deaths occur in an unsafe sleep environment. The Alliance actively works to develop tools to enhance local efforts to promote a consistent and clear safe sleep message and other resources for professionals working with families.

Do you want to conduct a Sleep Baby Safe training in your community? Contact Joanna O’Donnell to schedule a train-the-trainer session which can be done via Zoom.

The tools and information below follow the American Academy of Pediatrics 2022 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment.

The ABCs of Safe Sleep

We want all families to follow the ABCs of infant safe sleep: alone, on the back, in a crib or Pack ‘n Play®, and in a smoke-free environment. Intended for parents and families with infants, this video provides an overview of safe sleep best practices from the perspective of a new mom. This video can be shown on its own, or in conjunction with safe sleep education.

Sleep Baby Safe Key Resources

Sleep Baby Safe is a suite of trainings and resources developed by the Alliance in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. These resources can be used by a variety of professionals who talk to families about safe sleep.

Refresher Notebook

This notebook provides a refresher on concepts covered in the Sleep Baby Safe training.

Sleep Baby Safe Table Talk Sheets
Table Talk Sheets

These visual aids can be used when discussing safe sleep practices with families. Available in several languages and ethnicities.

ABCs of Safe Sleep

Help promote the ABCs of safe sleep. This document can be used as a handout for families or as a poster in public spaces.

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Report: Data from 2019-2021 (Released 2024)

Infant mortality is a national and local public health concern. View the most recent SUID data in Wisconsin.

Training Modules

These online training modules were created as a refresher for the Sleep Baby Safe in-person training. The training provides safe sleep data, AAP recommendations and demonstrations.

Sleep Baby Safe
All Modules
(30 minutes)

Sleep Baby Safe
Module 1 – Why it Matters
(10 minutes)

Sleep Baby Safe
Module 2 – Play it Safe
(10 minutes)

Sleep Baby Safe
Module 3 – Let’s Talk
(10 minutes)

Local Examples of Safe Sleep Outreach

Local public health departments and tribal agencies throughout Wisconsin have created safe sleep resources for their communities. Feel free to use these examples when creating safe sleep materials for your own community. If you would like to connect with the teams who created these resources, please contact us.

Contact Our Staff

Amy L. Cline, MSW, APSW
Program Manager
(414) 337-4565

Joanna O’Donnell, GC-C
Program Manager
(414) 337-4571

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Sleep Baby Safe is funded in part by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public, MCH Title V Services Block grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

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