Safe Sleep

Each year over 3500 babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or other sleep-related deaths such as accidental suffocation. Unfortunately the rate of death in the child care setting are high. In fact 20% of SIDS deaths happen in child care settings, most commonly in the first week. You can reduce the risk by following safe sleep practices.

Suggested Training for Child Care Providers

  • The North Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) requires that all individuals who work in a licensed child care setting complete an annual training in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). By taking the Child Care Aware course “Safe Sleep and Reducing the Risk of SIDS”, it is assured that you will be in compliance with licensing requirements.
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