HEALTHY AND SAFE SLEEP TIPS FOR INFANTS 0-12 MONTHS

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Did you know?

These tips for parents and caregivers of infants aged 0-12 months provide practical suggestions on healthy and safe sleep. The tips support the current recommendations on how to reduce the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death.

These messages are consistent with the information provided in the Sleep Well, Sleep Safe - Booklet.

How to use these tips:

  • Share the tips through your Facebook pages.
  • Send the tips via Twitter.
  • Create links from your website to the tips.
  • Print the documents and use them as handouts.
  • Use the text in your parent newsletters.

To download all tips in a single file, click here.

Tip Sheets

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The safest place for an infant to sleep

K58-E:

Did you know that the safest place for an infant to sleep is in a crib, cradle or bassinet?

Attachment and sleep

K59-E:

Did you know that your infant needs your loving care to better develop healthy sleep habits?

Establishing routines

K60-E:

Did you know that routines are important to help infants sleep well?

Creating safe sleep environments

K61-E:

Did you know that creating safe sleep environments will reduce the risks of infant death?

Breastfeeding and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

K62-E:

Did you know that breastfeeding reduces the risks of SIDS?

Alcohol/drug misuse and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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Did you know that avoiding alcohol and drug misuse can reduce the risk of infant death?

Smoking and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

K64-E:

Did you know that preventing exposure to tobacco smoke, during pregnancy or after pregnancy, reduces the risk of SIDS?

 

Text for sharing via social media

You can copy and paste the following titles and use them as a Tweet or as a posting in Facebook.

Did you know that the safest place for an infant to sleep is in a crib, cradle or bassinet? bit.ly/tipsleep_1
Did you know that your infant needs your loving care to better develop healthy sleep habits? bit.ly/tipsleep2
Did you know that routines are important to help infants sleep well? bit.ly/tipsleep3
Did you know that creating safe sleep environments will reduce the risks of infant death? bit.ly/tipsleep4
Did you know that breastfeeding reduces the risks of SIDS? bit.ly/tipsleep5
Did you know that avoiding alcohol and drug misuse can reduce the risk of infant death? bit.ly/tipsleep6
Did you know that preventing exposure to tobacco smoke, during pregnancy or after pregnancy, reduces the risk of SIDS? bit.ly/tipsleep7