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Safe Sleep Hawaii provides statewide leadership in preventing infant deaths through educating Parents, Caregivers, Teachers and Health care providers on the Safe Sleep Practices following American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines.
Suffocation is the leading cause of fatal injuries among Hawaii Infants age 0-12 months. Many sleep-related infant deaths occur from suffocation when infants were sleeping in a face-down position.
Safe Sleep Practices can reduce the risk of death from suffocation:
  • Place infants on their back to sleep, even for naps
  • Place infants to sleep in safety-approved cribs with firm mattresses
  • Keep the car and home smoke-free
  • Keep pillows, soft comforters and stuffed toys out of the sleep area
  • To prevent overheating - Do not overdress infants when they sleep

Committee Members and Founders:
State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Department of Human Services, Department of Education, Dana Fong- Safe Sleep Advocate, Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Consumer Product Safety Commission
The Parent Line

O'ahu: (808) 526-1222
Neighbor Islands: 1-800-816-1222
Monday - Friday 8:00am-6:00pm & Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm
© Safe Sleep Hawaii 2017