What is Baby’s Easy Safe Sleep Training (BESST)?

Developed by the NC Healthy Start Foundation, Baby’s Easy Safe Sleep Training (BESST) is an educational kit and flipchart designed to promote infant safe sleep practices recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

According to the AAP, infant sleep safety practices play an important role in reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other preventable sleep-related deaths in infants under a year of age.

Who Should Take BESST?

We welcome health professionals, health educators, childcare providers, hospital staff and others working with parents and caregivers of young children to participate.

BESST Online

Upon completion of the online training and after passing the quiz that follows, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

BESST Online

What is the BESST Kit and Flipchart?

BESST is an educational tool to assist parents, caregivers, childcare providers, health educators, healthcare professionals and others teach about infant sleep related death and SIDS. The flipchart is available in English and Spanish.

Audience side with color artwork

BESST flipchart


Trainer side with speaking notes

Trainer side with speaking notes


What does the BESST Kit and Flipchart include?

  • 1 Flipchart
  • Infant Safe Sleep color posters and checklists
  • Training guide
  • Pre/Post test and evaluation templates
  • Frequently asked questions about infant safe sleep and SIDS

How do I purchase a BESST Kit and Flipchart?

You can purchase a BESST Kit and Flipchart for $100 online or by mail.

Online via PayPal:

English/Spanish Version

*By accessing PayPal for payment, buyer is agreeing to the terms of the Baby’s Easy Safe Sleep Training (BESST) User Agreement.

Purchase Order:

  • Email information@nchealthystart.org and include your name, shipping address, language/quantity desired of each, and tax exempt status.
  • Sign User Agreement
  • Mail with payment to:

North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation – BESST
3725 National Drive, Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27612

Costs cover production and money collected goes directly into creating more BESST kits. Apply 6.75% sales tax in North Carolina. Orders outside of North Carolina may be subject to use tax in your state.

Questions about your order:

email information@NCHealthyStart.org or
call (919) 828-1819

BESST does not replace the Infant/Toddler Safe Sleep and SIDS Risk Reduction in Child Care (ITS-SIDS) training and does not contain information about North Carolina Child Care Regulations. For more information about ITS-SIDS visit the N.C. Division of Child Development and Early Education website.

Last update: Sep 12, 2016 @ 9:15 am