resources + definitions
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Definitions + Acronyms
- How to Keep Your Sleeping Baby Safe (AAP)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About SIDS and Safe Infant Sleep (NICHD)
- PDF to download (NYS Department of Health)
Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative: A program launched by WHO + UNICEF to promote breastfeeding after birth. Many doctors and scientists criticize the program’s safety, effectiveness, and treatment of new mothers.
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death is a term used to describe any sudden and unexpected death of a baby, whether explained or unexplained. SIDS is a subcategory of SUID. (Source)
Scroll down for a list of safe sleep resources.
Having no scientific basis. Often anecdotal without evidence.
- “I did this with my other kids and they’re fine.”
- “It’s natural, so it must be safe.”
Safe Sleep: Further Reading
Suitable Sleeping Sites (AAP, HealthyChildren)
Deaths and Injuries Attributed to Infant Crib Bumper Pads (Washington University, Journal of Pediatrics)
While They Were Sleeping (Consumer Reports)
Guide to Recalled Infant Inclined Sleepers, Nappers, and Loungers (Consumer Reports)
PDF: What Does A Safe Sleep Environment Look Like? (NICHD)
PDF: Hazards Associated with Sitting and Carrying Devices for Children Two Years and Younger (Journal of Pediatrics)