Educational Resources

Babywearing Safety
  • Optimal Positioning for Newborns
  • Optimal Positioning for Infants
  • Quick Babywearing Reminders
    • The ABC's of Babywearing:
      • Airway:  Ensure baby's airway stays open by keeping chin off chest, and allow fresh air to circulate around baby's face.  Keep child close enough to kiss and in view at all times.
      • Body positioning:  Be sure the carrier supports baby in a way that is appropriate to his/her level of neck and trunk control and prevents slumping, ideally with baby's knees higher than bum and weight borne by the thighs and bottom.
      • Comfort:  The carrier should be comfortable for you and baby.  If you do not feel comfortable and confident with the carry you are doing, have a spotter nearby to help you.  If you need help using your carrier, contact your local Babywearing International (BWI) chapter.
Educational Videos

Local Reports

Childcare/Daycare Providers
Free course for childcare providers on reducing the risk of SIDS


Other Organizations or Websites
American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Child Care America Back to Sleep Campaign
The Healthy Child Care America Back to Sleep Campaign is a an effort to unite child care, health, and National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) partners across the United States to reduce the incidence of SIDS in family child care homes and center-based child care programs.

AAP Policy Statement on SIDS

Back to Sleep Campaign
The Back to Sleep campaign is suitably named for its recommendation to place healthy babies on their backs to sleep. Placing babies on their backs to sleep reduces the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), also known as "crib death." This campaign has been successful in promoting infant back sleeping to parents, family members, child care providers, health professionals, and all other caregivers of infants.

The CJ Foundation for SIDS
The CJ Foundation for SIDS is a national charitable organization dedicated to recognizing the special needs of the SIDS community through funding SIDS research, support services and public awareness programs.The Foundation hopes to increase public awareness of SIDS and to contribute to a future in which no parent is faced with the tragedy of losing a loved one to SIDS.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
The Consumer Product Safety Commission provides information about crib safety guidelines.

First Candle
First Candle is a national nonprofit health organization uniting parents, caregivers and researchers nationwide with government, business and community service groups to advance infant health and survival.

Healthy Children
AAP's website about all things related to infant and child health, including a great collection of safe sleep resources.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development provides information on safe sleep position for babies and reducing the risk of SIDS.

The National SIDS & Infant Death Project IMPACT
The National SIDS & Infant Death Project IMPACT supports state and local infant death programs through sharing information, promoting policy and legislative changes, building upon resources, and fostering partnerships and communication.

National Sudden Infant Death Resource Center
The National Sudden Infant Death Resource Center (NSIDRC) serves as a central source of information on sudden infant death and on promoting healthy outcomes for infants from the prenatal period through the first year of life and beyond.