Practicing safe sleep is hard, but your baby is worth it.

Unsafe sleep deaths are among the most preventable of infant deaths. Babies sleep safest Alone, on their Back and in a Crib.



Alone means without blankets, stuffed animals, positioners, bumpers, siblings or parents.

Alone does not mean lonely. In fact, the safest place for a baby’s crib is in the same room as the mother right next to her bed.


Babies should be placed on their back for every sleep, not their stomach or side.

Since standards changed, we’ve seen a 50% decrease in sleep deaths nationally by recommending infants sleep on their back.


Never share a bed with a baby. The safest place for a baby to sleep is in a crib or bassinet

Car seats, swings and bouncy seats are not designed for extended periods of sleep.

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If you cannot afford a crib, Ohio is here to help you. Follow the link below or call 211 for more information.

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Start a nightly tradition

Read “Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug” as well as other books to your baby before bedtime every night.

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Learn more about safe sleep

Dig deeper into the recommendations to understand the how’s and why’s of safe sleep.

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Our thoughts on baby boxes

Baby boxes have taken off in popularity recently. Here’s our thoughts on this safe sleep option.

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