Babies sleep safest Alone, on their Back and in a Crib. Following these recommendations can significantly reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS. These rules aren’t easy to follow, so we reached out to local parents to learn what worked for them:


“We struggled the first weeks of her life with Safe Sleep – we finally figured out the right combination; swaddled tight, on her back, in a bassinet right next to our bed. It was a challenge, but we knew she had to be safe.”  Lianna M., mom of 2, Cincinnati

“White noise, available on any phone, mimics his experience in the womb and helps him get to sleep faster. The other trick we’ve learned is to keep a pack-n-play right next to our bed for him to sleep in…We can be attentive in the middle of the night without stumbling across the dark hall. ” Ryan A., first-time dad, Cincinnati

What can you do?

Whether you’re a parent or not, you can help ensure that babies sleep safely in Hamilton County.

  • Share the Safe Sleep ABCs – with a parent, grandparent, friend, coworker or neighbor (feel free to use the downloadable images below).
  • Connect families in need with a free crib by referring them to 2-1-1.
  • Send us your safe sleep tips, routines and mantras. We’ll share these with families
    on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Post an image of your baby sleeping safely to your favorite social media accounts with #ISpySafeSleep to be included in Charlie’s Kids Foundation safe sleep contest. More information is available here.

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