Safe Sleep: Parents


What Parents Should Know

As a parent to a baby, it can feel overwhelming how much there is to learn and remember. We want to keep things simple for you.


It's that simple. It doesn't matter if you're mom or dad, if you have older kids that turned out fine, or anything else. Just ask these dads.

Alone-Back-Crib will get you through a lot. For the times it doesn't, or to learn more about how and why, there are a lot of places that can help. 


In-Person Help In Maricopa County

Nurse-Family Partnership
This free program offers home visits starting in pregnancy through your baby's second birthday. Nurses will help you with all you need to give your baby a safe, secure environment (and that includes parents who have the information they need and want). 

South Phoenix Healthy Start
For new parents in South Phoenix, this free program offers parents support before and during pregnancy, and after baby is born. They have classes, home visits, connections to other resources, and more.

High Risk Perinatal Program (HRPP)
Did your baby spend at least 120 hours (5 days) in the NICU (newborn intensive care unit)? Once your baby can come home, you aren't alone-- HRPP provides help.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
For mothers meeting eligibility requirements, WIC provides support for buying food during pregnancy, while breastfeeding, and when your baby starts eating solids up until age 5. 

Quick Guide: Safe Sleep Is Picture Perfect


Learn how to set up a nursery that is safe AND beautiful. 


Online Support

How to Teach Grandparents Safe Sleep (English)    (Spanish)
Grandparents have done this all before... but maybe with different information. These videos help parents talk with their parents about new tips for the new baby.

Baby Sleep Advice
You have questions. The Pediatric Sleep Council has answers. Get expert tips on everything from developing bedtime routines to safe sleep to how dads and other caregivers can help if baby only wants mom. They even have age-specific advice so you can see what’s expected at any age and what might be coming next.

2-1-1 Arizona
Need some help, but not sure where to find it? This resource can help you find help and services like car seat safety classes to affording diapers and food to finding child care, plus many other services not focused on your child.

Text4Baby (English)    (Spanish)
This text-based service is like having a friend who knows just what you’re going through, and has support and answers for your questions. 

Being around smoke is one risk factor that makes babies more likely to suffer from dangerous sleep issues. Quit smoking to protect your baby. ASHLine is a free online and phone-based service that can help.

Safe Sleep in 30 Seconds

Letting other caregivers know what they need to do to keep your baby safe can feel awkward, but it's so important to your child's safety. 

Luckily, you could show them this adorable video to make the conversation short, sweet, and not awkward.

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