Safe Sleep Education

A variety of educational safe sleep materials are available free of charge for Iowa families and providers.  Materials, posters and requests for safe sleep presentations may be requested by contacting our main office. 

Safe Sleep Brochures & Crib Cards:  We offer a full color, 8 1/2 x 11" tri-fold brochure titled Safe Sleep: Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep Related Infant Death.  This brochure offers basic SIDS definitions, an infographic showing a safe sleep environment, and bulleted points highlighting the American Academy of Pediatrics' risk reduction recommendations.  We also offer 4x6" colored cards for Iowa birthing hospitals to put in baby's hospital bassinet.  The card as a space for baby's name, date of birth, and birth weight.  The back features six basic tips to help baby sleep right, sleep tight.  To request either of these materials, click here for an order form

Condolence Cards: These are 4x6" cards that offer condolence to newly bereaved families while providing contact information for the Iowa SIDS Foundation, recommended websites, & suggestions shared by other SIDS/SUID families.  These are intended for families that have experienced a sudden, unexpected sleep related death and are seeking immediate support.  Cards are available free of charge to physicians, emergency room personnel, funeral homes, and any other provider providing direct support to grieving families.

Iowa SIDS Foundation Newsletter: We print and distribute a Foundation newsletter three times per year.  The newsletter contains research updates, upcoming events, recognizes donors, and honors Iowa babies.  To request to be added to our mailing list, email or call 866-480-4741.

Presentations/Workshops/Display: We have trained staff and volunteers available to present education tailored to meet your education needs.  Previous audiences have included childcare providers, parent education networks, emergency medicine, law enforcement, health care providers, home visitors, and grandparent groups.  Contact our staff at 866-480-4741  for further information or to schedule a presentation.

Miscellaneous Materials:  In addition, we have numerous resources available for specific audiences on SIDS, safe sleep, risk reduction, and grief.  Contact our office at 866-480-4741 to discuss your resource needs.

To view the full text of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Safe Sleep Recommendations, view SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment.