SIDS/SUIDS Support and Information

SIDS/SUIDS Support and Information
As a new parent, you will need to decide where and how your baby will sleep. By following safe sleep practices, your baby is at a lower risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), suffocation, and accidents during sleep.

Your baby should:
  • Always be placed on the back to sleep
  • Sleep on a firm mattress with only a tight fitting crib sheet
  • Wear a one piece sleeper instead of a blanket for warmth
  • Never sleep with bumper pads, wedges, or positioners

For help creating a safe sleeping area or to ask questions, please call and speak with a Public Health Nurse.

For more information, visit the Safe to Sleep Campaign


Colleen Machado, LVN
SIDS Coordinator
(707) 464-0861 ext. 2825
Fax: (707) 465-6701

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