Safe Sleep Fast Facts

Infant Sleep-Related Deaths are the leading cause of death in infants between 1 month and one year of age.

The peak incidence is between 1 – 4 months .

Over 3,600 babies die each year in the U.S. from sleep-related deaths.

Approximately 1,500 of these deaths are caused by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Studies now show that the majority of sleep-related deaths are caused by accidental suffocation.

You CAN lower your baby’s risk of SIDS and eliminate your baby’s risk of accidental death by always following the ABCs of Safe Sleep.


Your baby sleeps safest while sleeping ALONE, for every nap and at every bedtime. 


Your baby should always be put to sleep on their BACK, never on their tummy on on their side, for every nap and at every bedtime. 


Your baby should sleep in a CRIB, bassinet, or play yard for every nap and at every bedtime.