Infant-Toddler Safe-Sleep Checklist

Help keep babies safe while they sleep. Follow these tips to reduce the risk of SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Safe sleep

Create a safe sleeping place

Keep baby comfortable, not too hot

Inform staff and parents

Give awake babies supervised "tummy time"

The rule is easy: Stomach to play and back to sleep. For baby's healthy development and to lower the risk of SIDS.

I, (baby's name), sleep on my back OR on my (fill in the blank) for a medical reason.

Today's date: fill in the blank.


North Carolina Family Health Resource Line.

1-800-FOR-BABY or 1-800-367-2229. Statewide, toll-free resource available Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 p.m. Provides English and Spanish information on health, safety and parenting topics.

North Carolina SIDS Program

(919) 715-8430. Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. A service of the Division of Public Health-Women's and Children's Health Section. SIDS counselors at county health departments provide information and grief counseling.

(919) 828-1819. North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation works to reduce infant death and illness and to promote the health of young children in North Carolina.

1-800-859-0829. The Division of Child Development oversees all aspects of child care services in North Carolina.

North Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral Network helps parents find child care and helps providers deliver quality service.

North Carolina Partnership for Children -- Smart Start provides access to quality child care, health care and family services.

1-800-CHOOSE-1 or 1-800-246-6731. Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


1-800-598-KIDS or 1-800-598-5437. National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care outlines health and safety standards for child care and promotes health and safety in child care nationwide. and

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the NC Pediatric Society promote the health and safety of children.

1-800-505-CRIB or 1-800-505-2742
The National Back to Sleep Campaign to reduce SIDS.

A national SIDS organization with state affiliates.

CPSC Consumer Hotline: 1-800-638-2772. The Consumer Product Safety Commission oversees product safety.

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