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Safe Sleep

Each year in Michigan, nearly 150 infants die as a result of unsafe sleep environments. 

These deaths are 100 percent preventable. 

From sleeping with parents and siblings to cribs filled with blankets and toys, infants are put at risk of suffocation when their sleep area is not appropriate for a baby. Babies are most safe when they are placed on their backs in a crib of their own, without any items such as pillows, blankets and toys.

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Video Library

• Safe Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know During this video we hear from Sue Snyder, first lady of Michigan and three families who've lost young children to unsafe sleep environments.

• Safe Sleep "Rethink Your Position" . The safest place your baby is in their crib.

• New state initiative promoting safe sleep for infants - Fox2

• Safe Sleep "Fight" :30 PSA Your baby should not have to fight to get a good night's sleep. Learn the rules of safe sleep at

• Safe Sleep - Tomorrow's Child Grandparent PSA


• Keep Your Baby Sleeping Safely This safe sleep message was created by Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan.

• Safe Sleep Steps and Checklist Protect Your Baby's Life

• Infant Safe Sleep Poster PDF icon

• Dos and Don'ts of Infant Safe Sleep Poster PDF icon

• Infant Safe Sleep Brochure PDF icon

• Un sueño seguro para su bebé cartel PDF icon Infant Safe Sleep Poster - Spanish

• Infant Safe Sleep Brochure (Arabic) PDF icon

• Is Your Baby's Crib Safe? How to determine if your baby's crib is safe. Also, view crib and other infant/child product recall information here.

• Safe Sleep e-Toolkit PDF icon

• Safe Sleep Information for Professionals View articles and other safe sleep information for professionals.

• Contact Us For More Information List of contacts for more details and materials on Infant Safe Sleep.

• September is Infant Safe Sleep Month View Governor Rick Snyder's Proclamation

• Product Recalls by Consumer Product Safety Commission

• Infant Safe Sleep Child Care Rules - BCAL PUB-780 PDF icon

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