Infant Safe Sleep

A Pocket Guide for Clinicians

  • Rachel Y.¬†Moon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Samuel Hanke
    Pages 1-13
  3. Trina C. Salm Ward
    Pages 49-66
  4. Trina C. Salm Ward, Rachel Y. Moon
    Pages 67-91
  5. Bryanne N. Colvin, Eve R. Colson
    Pages 93-111
  6. Fern R. Hauck
    Pages 113-130
  7. Ann Kellams
    Pages 131-148
  8. Rebecca Carlin
    Pages 149-172
  9. Michael Goodstein
    Pages 189-218
  10. Richard D. Goldstein
    Pages 219-244
  11. Samuel Hanke, Rachel Y. Moon
    Pages 245-255
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 257-265

About this book


This book is a practical, comprehensive look at safe sleep for infants, including safe sleep for infants with co-occurring medical conditions. Currently there is a dearth of resources on this topic for general pediatricians and other clinicians who provide health care to infants.  The only evidence-based information about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related infant deaths is published in policy statements and technical reports published by the American Academy of Paediatrics. However pediatricians, public health professionals, and others who provide health care, anticipatory guidance, and/or health education to parents often have difficulty translating the policy recommendations to practice.

This book gives guidance and suggestions for clinicians for counseling parents and other caretakers of infants. It discusses common barriers to adherence, as well as approaches that are evidence-based or use behavior change theory. Chapters focus on important aspects of the sleep environment, evaluating commonly sold sleep products, and common sleep practices, including roomsharing and bedsharing. There is also a thorough discussion of SIDS pathophysiology, and a closing chapter on grief and counselling families after a loss.

Each chapter follows an organizational structure, to promote consistency and ensure this remains a practical, easy-to-use tool. Chapters open with a clinical vignette and close with a discussion of frequently encountered questions, and clinical pearls and pitfalls. Infant Safe Sleep is a valuable resource for pediatricians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants as well as social workers, allied health professionals, public health practitioners, health educators, WIC nutritionists and child care providers. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rachel Y.¬†Moon
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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