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We will strive to provide resourceful and up to date information to you to help you be better educated and to help you to educate others. Below are links to others sites that may provide resourceful information. If you are looking for something specific or if you would like us to include other links, please contact us.

National Organizations

This Side Up Campaign

First Candle/SIDS Alliance

The SIDS Network

The SIDS Resource Center

Back to Sleep Campaign

The American SIDS Institute

The CJ Foundation for SIDS

National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition

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State Organizations

The Arizona SIDS Alliance

Georgia SIDS and OID

Indiana's Sids Center

Southwest SIDS Research Institute

Virginia SIDS Alliance
SIDS Mid-Atlantic

Virginia Department of Health
Common Health
Family Access to Medical Insurance Security

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Links to Other Resourceful Information


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Following these guidelines may help reduce the risk of SIDS:

  • Place your baby on the back to sleep at night and naptime
  • Use a firm mattress in a safety-approved crib
  • Eliminate fluffy, loose bedding from your baby's sleep area
  • Keep your baby's face clear of coverings
  • Be careful not to overheat your baby
  • Breastfeed if possible
  • Don't allow anyone to smoke around your baby
  • Consider offering your baby a pacifier at naptime and bed time for the first year (but not for the first month for breastfed babies)
  • Do not allow your baby to sleep in an adult bed
  • Consider using a fan in the baby’s room for air circulation
  • Tell anyone that may keep your baby about This Side UP
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