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"Safe Sleep for My Grandbaby" – a risk reduction brochure for grandparents

Every new parent needs help and reassurance – and their baby’s grandparents (or other family elders) are usually the first people that they turn to. From the day a baby arrives home, grandparents and trusted elders play are enormously influential in how parents decide to raise and care for their children.

That’s why it is important to educate grandparents about how doctors’ recommendations for infant sleep have changed since the days when their children were babies. "Safe Sleep for My Grandbaby" was developed by the NSIDPSC’s Infant Mortality Risk Reduction work team to answer grandparents’ questions about SIDS, infant sleep position, and safe sleep surroundings. This brochure is available for you to download, adapt, and reproduce free of charge (just click on the link below). We do ask that, in using the brochure, you properly credit the source by:

Download "Safe Sleep for My Grandbaby" (pdf file, 830k)

If you would like to have this brochure professionally printed, a CD-ROM of the printer format (Adobe PageMaker 6.5) is available from the NSIDPSC office. Please call us at or send an e-mail to   to request the CD.


"Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the Child Care Provider" – a risk reduction/general information brochure

A recent study of SIDS deaths in child care estimated that 20% of SIDS deaths occur when babies are in the care of someone other than their parents. Fourteen percent (14%) of the deaths in the study happened while the babies were sleeping in child care centers or family child care homes. It appears that babies who sleep on their backs at home, but are placed to sleep on their stomachs while at day care, are particularly at risk. The study makes it clear that programs – and parents – need to help educate child care providers about SIDS risk reduction.

The NSIDPSC's Infant Mortality Risk Reduction work team has developed 3 new pieces to help increase child care providers' awareness of SIDS ("Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the Child Care Provider"), support them in practicing "safe sleep" techniques ("Setting Policy on Infant Sleep Position"), and prepare them should an emergency happen in their center ("Emergency Procedures for an Unresponsive Infant"). All three pieces are available for you to download, adapt, and reproduce free of charge (just click on the links below). We do ask that, in using these materials, you properly credit the source by:

Download “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and the Child Care Provider”  (pdf file, 510k)

Download "Emergency Procedures for an Unresponsive Infant" (pdf file, 320k)

Download “Setting Policy on Infant Sleep Position” (pdf file, 1237k or self-extracting zip file, 433k)

If you would like to have these materials professionally printed, a CD-ROM of the printer format (Adobe PageMaker 6.5) is available from the NSIDPSC office. Please call us at or send an e-mail to   to request the CD.