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Safe Sleep Policies

Research* has shown that patients model behavior after health care providers, therefore it is imperative to ensure that all infant units follow AAP recommendations for safe sleep. Research has also shown that educational interventions in the hospital have changed at-home behavior related to infant sleep positioning.

Sample Well Baby Unit Policies

Sample NICU Policies

Safe Sleep Implementation Toolkit


Does your hospital have a safe sleep policy you’d be willing to share?
If so, please contact Ryan Everett at ryan.everett@ohiohospitals.org.



*Changing Nursery Practice Gets Inner-city Infants in the Supine Position for Sleep
(Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med)
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