Safe Sleep Pledge

Alone. Apart. Always.
Safe Sleep 365

The American Academy of Pediatrics reports nearly 1 in 5 sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) deaths occur while an infant is in the care of someone other than a parent or usual caregiver. We all have an important role to play in keeping Virginia’s children safe. Let’s work together to bring greater awareness to safe sleep practices, and ensure infants have a safe and healthy start in life.

I pledge to ensure infants in my care sleep ALONE on his/her back, but within the same room, APART from toys, blankets, pillows or other objects that could cause suffocation or strangulation, and ALWAYS in a separate sleep space and a drug- and alcohol-free environment.

Join the statewide effort to increase awareness of safe sleep practices, and PLEDGE to help save the lives of Virginia’s infants.