In 2018 in Arizona, the leading cause of accidental death for infants 1 month to 1 year old was suffocation.

Safe Sleep Saves Lives​

SAFE SLEEP

Preventing Infant Suffocation

Logo- Safe Sleep

Our Safe Sleep Program trains first responders such as Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire Departments, In-home Caseworkers, Advocates, DCS and other professionals who respond to homes and are in a position to address unsafe sleeping conditions that pose a threat to infant health and safety.

What our trainings cover:

Participants will…

  • Understand the role suffocation plays in infant sleep-related death
  • Be comfortable in their knowledge and ability to provide safe sleep guidance to families and caregivers
  • Be able to identify and evaluate unsafe sleep environments as a risk factor for suffocation
  • Be able to relay information about safe sleep practices to families
  • Be able to identify and refer individuals to resources for safe sleep

DO’S & DON’TS OF SAFE SLEEP

DO:

  • Have a separate sleeping space for the baby
  • Place babies to sleep in a crib or bassinet
  • Place babies on their back every time – at night and for naps
  • Give babies space to breathe – no pillows, bumpers, blankets, or toys in the crib

DON’T:

  • Share a bed with your baby
  • Let babies sleep in a cluttered crib or bassinet
  • Let babies sleep on their side or on their stomach
  • Let babies sleep on unsafe sleep surfaces such as couches and chairs, or in places that are not designed for a baby

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Need a Baby Box? 
Email Nicole at nbegay@soazadvocacy.org

Need a Crib?
Visit Cribsforkids.org  or call 1-888-721-CRIB

Mother to Baby: 
Medications, pregnancy & Breastfeeding, ask the experts.  –  1-888-285-3410   mothertobaby.org

Birth to Five Help Line:
 
“Nothing out of the question”  –  1-877-705-KIDS

Infant Starter Kit:
  
firstthingsfirst.org/resources/parent-kit

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development:
 
 safetosleep.nichd.nih.gov

More on Suffocation Prevention:
 
safekids.org

Safe Sleep for Babies (CDC):
cdc.gov/vitalsigns/safesleep

How to Keep Your Sleeping Baby Safe- AAP Policy Explained:
healthychildren.org/A-ParentsGuide-to-Safe-Sleep

About SIDS and Safe Infant Sleep:
safetosleep.nichd.nih.gov/safesleepbasics

CDC SIDS: Watch this Safe Sleep Video on You Tube.

Baby Boxes available upon request

HELPFUL RESOURCES ON SAFE SLEEP

We have several resources you can download to educate yourself. Click to download the document.

For any Safe Sleep Program inquiries or to request a Baby Box please contact Nicole Begay, nbegay@soazadvocacy.org.

OCTOBER IS SAFE SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH!

Thank you Governor Doug Ducey, for bringing this important issue to the public eye.

Did you know we supply our resources in BULK? 
Our BULK orders include:

50 Safe Sleep Program Brochures
50 “I am a Safe Sleep Superhero” Magnets
100 Safe Sleep Program Shoe Cards
100 Child Abuse Awareness Shoe Cards
100 Child Abuse Awareness Shoe Cards for Kids

Make a request

You can request a training or a bulk order of resources for your organization.

REQUEST A TRAINING OR RESOURCES FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

Special thanks to the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family
who make the Safe Sleep program possible.