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Infant Safe Sleep
Personal Health

Infant Safe Sleep

October is Infant Safe Sleep Awareness month. CMDHD aims to educate our community about the importance of infant safe sleep this month and every month - did you know that in Michigan, an infant dies every 2-3 days due to sleep-related causes? These statistics are startling, but luckily, infant sleep-related death is preventable.


Follow these important steps each and every time your baby sleeps:

Sleep on the Back

Place baby on their back to sleep.

In Own Sleep Space
Place baby in a crib, bassinet, or pack and play with a firm mattress and a tightly fitted sheet. Baby’s sleep surface should be flat.

Remove Clutter
Keep baby’s sleep space clutter free - no pillows, blankets, or toys.

Feed your baby human milk, if you can.

Room Share
Keep baby’s sleep space near your bed - share your room, not your bed.

Avoid Overheating
Make sure baby doesn’t get too warm. If you think baby is cold, use a sleep sack or wearable blanket.

No Smoking
Keep baby’s environment smoke- and nicotine-free.

Remind everyone who cares for your baby how to keep baby safe while sleeping.

Put these recommendations into action!
View informational videos on infant safe sleep HERE to learn how to create a safe sleep space for your baby!

To learn more about infant safe sleep and to learn what resources might be available for you and your family at CMDHD, check out our Children’s Health page.


If your baby doesn’t have a safe place to sleep, please reach out to us at 1-989-314-7570 to learn more about the programs and resources that you might qualify for.

Information provided by: and Charlie’s Kids

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