The Healthy Children and Families’ Safe Infant Sleep (SIS) initiative was established in 2009 to address concerns around SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and the risk factor of bed-sharing.
Research tells us that education on the principles of safe sleep and addressing modifiable risk factors is important to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and prevent other sleep related injuries and deaths in the first year of life.
In collaboration with provincial partners, Healthy Children and Families developed provincial, standardized resources for parents and health care providers, including the AHS Safe Infant Sleep Policy. The Policy came into effect in January 2014 and provides direction that ensures consistent safe sleep practices are in place across AHS in all care settings. Ongoing quality improvement activities are also undertaken.
AHS Safe Infant Sleep Policy
Learn more about Safe Infant Sleep
Health care providers who work with parents of babies up to one year of age, in any care setting, can order free copies of these resources for distribution.
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