Safe sleep means putting an infant to sleep in ways that can help protect him from dangers, like choking and suffocation (not being able to breathe), and sudden infant death syndrome (also called SIDS). SIDS is the unexplained death of a baby younger than 1 year old. SIDS usually happens when a baby is sleeping.  In this microlearning module, you will learn how to put infants down to sleep in a safe way.

1. Watch the video: Safe Sleep Practices for Infants

2. Knowledge Check: Take the quiz!

3. Need a reminder about what Safe Sleep looks like in your classroom?  Post this Safe Sleep Environment Infographic from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in your classroom.

4. Looking for Safe Sleep information to help families learn how to create a safe sleep environment at home?  Have them try this Interactive Sleep Room activity from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Safe sleep saves lives. Follow the “ABCs of safe sleep: Alone. Back. Crib. No Exceptions,” and you will reduce the risk of SIDS. You’ve got this!