Resources for Participating Hospitals

Sample Policies
Staff Training Resources
Patient Education
Safe Sleep Kits & THIS SIDE UP sleepers
Community & Media Tools
Contact Us

Sample 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 also indicates 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

Staff Training Resources

Below are several tools for hospital use in training staff and physicians on safe sleep practices for infants.

Safe Sleep Basics

Providing Effective Patient Education

Patient Education

Below are several resources for use in educating patients – and their family and friends – about safe sleep for infants.

In-Hospital Education

Printables & Images

Safe Sleep Kits & Additional Items

The Ohio Hospital Association and its Foundation for Healthy Communities provided 25,000 safe sleep take-home kits to hospitals to distribute to maternity and pediatric patients.

The kits include:

  • ABCs of Safe Sleep insulated diaper bag;
  • THIS SIDE UP sleeper;
  • Sleep Baby Safe and Snug board book;
  • Follow the ABCs of Safe Sleep brochure (courtesy of Ohio Department of Health)
  • ABCs of Safe Sleep pocket card (provided by the AAP, Ohio Chapter)
  • Information about health insurance options and



Additional THIS SIDE UP sleepers are available for purchase, at $8.50 per piece. Find out more!

Floor Decals

We also have a set of five (5) floor decals available for purchase (click on image below to see full set). 

The set includes:

  • (1) Alone tile (2'x2')
  • (1) Back tile (2'x2')
  • (1) Crib tile (2'x2')
  • (2) Good4Baby tiles (2'x2')

Member Price:           $350 (includes s/h)
Non-member Price:    $700




Community & Media Tools

The following tools can be used to reach out to the media and the community, announcing your hospital participation in the Good4Baby initiative and providing valuable community education about the issue of safe sleep.

Community Outreach & Images

Media Tools


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