• Suffocation and strangulation in an adult bed or other unsafe sleeping surface is the leading cause of injury-related death for West Virginia infants in the first year of life.

  • Babies who sleep in an adult bed are 40 times more likely to die from accidental suffocation than those who sleep in their own cribs or bassinets.

  • (SIDS) is the third-leading cause of death for infants in the United States. Putting your baby to sleep on his or her back every time will help reduce the risk of death from SIDS. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Safe Sleep Checklist

  • Baby always sleeps alone on his or her back in a crib or bassinet nearby.

  • Baby always sleeps in a smoke-free room.

  • Dress your baby in light sleep clothing and keep the room at comfortable temperature.

  • Crib is clear of toys, heavy or loose blankets, bumper
  • pads & pillows.

  • Baby's mattress is firm and fits close to the sides.

  • Crib is in good shape and meets Consumer Product Safety guidelines.

  • Itís safest for baby to sleep n the room where you sleep, but not in your bed.

For more information, please view our new

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to complete a 1.5 hour webinar on Safe Sleep.

To download training materials and receive continuing education credits for the Web Module, please visit this Resource Link (PDF) to download additional materials for the course.  The first 50 participants to register can earn free continuing education credits.

The web module has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essentials and standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of CAMC Health Education and Research Institute and TEAM for WV Children. 
The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.