Infant sleep-related deaths are one of the leading causes of infant death in Baltimore City, and they are overwhelmingly preventable.
Explore this page to learn more about keeping babies safe during sleep,
including stories, frequently asked questions, and support.
Does your baby sleep safe?
Babies should never sleep with anyone else. Share a room, but not a bed with your baby.
Babies should always sleep on their backs. Babies are less likely to choke when on their backs.
Babies should always sleep in a crib – every night and every nap. The crib should be clean and clear. There should be no toys or blankets in the crib.
Safe Sleep Media Center
Safe Sleep Videos
B’more for Healthy Babies ‘SLEEP SAFE’ Campaign
B'more for Healthy Babies SLEEP SAFE Campaign from Dads
B'more for Healthy Babies SLEEP SAFE Campaign from Caretakers
U.S.A. Maternal/Child Health: Baltimore B'more for Healthy Babies - Safe Sleep PSA (Spanish)
Safe Sleep: FAQs
Sometimes safe sleep is not as simple as ABCD. These partners are here to provide extra support to make sure you have the knowledge and tools needed to create a safe sleep environment for your little one.
Safe Sleep Resources
Free Portable Crib Program
If you can't afford a crib, HealthCare Access Maryland will help qualified families.
24 Hour Parent Helpline
If you are feeling overwhelmed, The Family Tree will provide free and confidential support.
24/7 Substance Use/Mental Health Help
If you are in crisis, Baltimore Crisis Response, Inc. will connect you to help and services.