Welcome to the Safe Sleep Resources page!
This page provides information about cosleeping, sleep training, crib safety, and overall, sleep safety presented in an unbiased and family-friendly way. On this page, you will find resources to supplement your knowledge of safe infant sleeping and to assist in thefacilitation of any discussions amongst groups of new parents, parents-to-be and with your parenting partner. These resources have been carefully compiled to provide you with the most current research and accurate information, so you can make the best decisions regarding safe infant sleeping.
Below you will find an extensive FAQ list covering questions that may arise as parents weigh their infant sleep options. The FAQ list has a comprehensive selection of questions and answers about cosleeping, sleep training and crib safety. The questions address issue such as cosleeping while traveling, bedsharing with premature babies, bedsharing with adopted children, benefits and setbacks of crib sleeping, safe crib requirements, and more.
Underneath the FAQ there is a compiled list of outstanding resources and checklists, The Compiled Cosleeping Resource List. Its content is presented in a concise format and offers a variety of research and knowledge covering an array of safe sleep topics(cosleeping, bedsharing, sleep training, SIDS prevention, etc.) as well as other general infant health topics. The extensive list of recommended safe sleep resources includes books, periodicals, DVDs, websites and organizations. Each resource has a description to help guide you to the information you need.
The Safe Sleep Checklists includes a number of checklists from expert doctors and professional medical organizations to ensure a safe sleeping environment for an infant.Some lists address sleep training, cosleeping and bedsharing, specifically, while others cover general safe sleeping requirements. Following the steps in the checklists will help ensure that an infant has a healthy sleeping environment.
Also check out Dia’s Safe Infant Sleep PowerPoint to learn more about cosleeping in an engaging format. Dia is the founder and president of Platypus Media. She speaks frequently on parenting topics. This ppt. covers many of the issues that arise in safe infant sleep discussions.
Watch this investigative report and see what all these SIDS babies had in common in Milwaukee. It is a must-see for maternal/child health professionals and parents alike!
Below are some PDFs available for download: