Generate Health STL: October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month!

Every year, more than 3,500 babies die unexpectedly while sleeping, and in St. Louis, Black babies are seven times more likely to die of SUIDS (Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Syndrome) than white babies.  Most infant deaths can be avoided by practicing the Safe Sleep ABC's: infants sleep safest Alone, on their Back, and in their Crib, bassinet, or portable crib.

This month, we hope you'll take some time to promote safe sleep practices in your community.  We have several opportunities, including becoming a safe sleep champion, using our safe sleep awareness materials, and attending our events and trainings:

Attend our Safe Sleep Summit (October 13, 10:30am-12:30pm) and Safe Sleep 201: Beyond Safe Sleep training (November 17, 10am)
View FLOURISH's toolkit to become a Safe Sleep Champion and register to become a Safe Sleep Champion Organization
Distribute safe sleep awareness stickers and magnets to caregivers (email Sarah Kennedy,, to arrange a pick–up/drop off)