Safe Sleep Toolkit

Call to Action

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), which includes Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), is the leading cause of injury death in infancy in the nation.  In 2020, SUID, was the second leading cause of infant death in Kansas.   In response, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Family Health (BFH) has partnered with the Kansas Infant Death and SIDS Network (KIDS Network) to implement statewide strategies and universal education on the importance of following evidence-based Safe Sleep practices and guidelines. Learn more in the Safe Sleep Integration Plan (PDF).

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Recommendations:

The AAP provides evidence-based recommendations to prevent infant sleep-related deaths in the policy statement Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2022 Recommendations for Reducing Infant Deaths in the Sleeping Environment.

  1. Kansas Safe Sleep Initiatives
  2. Additional Safe Sleep / SIDS Resources
Kansas Maternal and Child Health