Safe Sleeping

About Safe Sleeping:

SIDS and Kids Safe Sleeping is an evidence-based health promotion campaign developed for health professionals, childcare workers, new and expectant mothers, parents and anyone who cares for babies and infants.The campaign has been developed in conjunction with researchers from Australasia and internationally and provides information about the evidence around sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) risk reduction and fatal sleeping accidents.

Since its inception in the early 1990s, the campaign has reduced the incidence of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy by 80% saving 8,480 babies’ lives. Vigilance is still required in delivering our Safe Sleeping message to the broad community as sadly the cause of SIDS remains unknown with more research into the cause still needed.

A variety of booklets, brochures and articles are available for download on our website or you can order copies of Safe Sleeping, Tummy Time, Safe Wrapping and Cot-to-Bed Safety brochures and posters from the Health Promotions team by completing the order form below.

Safe Sleeping Resources:

To view our Safe Sleeping resources which cater for new and expectant mothers, health care professionals, child care and community centres and the community at large click here.

Note:  you can download our safe sleeping information in PDF format.  We also have available smart phone applications for Safe Sleeping and Cot to Bed safety.

Order Safe Sleeping Resources and Literature:

Safe Sleeping Literature download our order form here.

We regret that the Tummy Time brochure is temporarily unavailable. If you have recently placed an order for this resource, we will forward as soon as possible. We apologise for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Once the form is completed your can email, fax or post your order to SIDS and Kids at the following addresses:


Fax: (03) 8888 1691

Mail:  SIDS and Kids, 1227 Malvern Road, Malvern VIC 3144

If you have any questions regarding how to sleep your baby safely please contact our Health Promotions Team on 1300 308 307.

Please direct all queries about ordering our literature to SIDS and Kids on (03) 8888 1600.

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