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Tipsheets in French for parents and caregivers: tips and practical suggestions on healthy and safe sleep and prevention of SIDS. (2014)


This series of 7 Infant Sleep Messages provide tips and practical suggestions for parents and caregivers of infants aged 0-12 months on healthy and safe sleep. The tips support the current recommendations on how to reduce the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death.

These messages are consistent with the information provided in the Sleep Well, Sleep Safe booklet (in English and French).


How to use these tips:

  • Share the tips through your Facebook pages.
  • Send the tips via Twitter.
  • Create links from your website to the tips.
  • Print the documents and use them as handouts.
  • Use the text in your parent newsletters.


Here are all the Infant Sleep Messages (also available in English):

  • The safest place for an infant to sleep : Did you know that the safest place for an infant to sleep is in a crib, cradle or bassinet?
  • Attachment and sleep : Did you know that your infant needs your loving care to better develop healthy sleep habits?
  • Establishing routines : Did you know that routines are important to help infants sleep well?
  • Creating safe sleep environments: Did you know that creating safe sleep environments will reduce the risks of infant death?
  • Breastfeeding and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Did you know that breastfeeding reduces the risks of SIDS?
  • Alcohol/drug misuse and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Did you know that avoiding alcohol and drug misuse can reduce the risk of infant death?
  • Smoking and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Did you know that preventing exposure to tobacco smoke, during pregnancy or after pregnancy, reduces the risk of SIDS?