Maintaining sleep routines and minimizing distractions is essential to ensuring high-quality sleep To promote high-quality sleep, maintain sleep routines and remove distractions, such as computers, TVs or other electronics. Even phones should be removed from sleep areas to increase high-quality sleep.
From Child Care Aware® of America
Sleep for Child Care Providers (PDF) – We developed this document for infant caregivers in child care settings. It is useful for centers and family child care homes. Some of the recommendations may also be true for parents and families in their homes. Others are specific to the child care environment.
- AAP – Safe Sleep Campaign Resources – the American Academy of Pediatrics developed a suite of materials including posters, infographics, videos and social media messages to help prevent the leading cause of death in children under age 1 – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
- AAP’s HealthyChildren.org – Sleep (English & Spanish) – Explore the AAP’s collection of data-backed articles on sleep and rest in children of all ages.
- AAP – Safe Sleep For Your Baby – Share this quick 15-second video with parents to explain the importance of safe sleep for infants.
- CDC – Are You Getting Enough Sleep? – Find out how much sleep is needed for children and adults and get tips to help you drift to sleep if you’re having trouble nodding off.
- Sesame Street in Communities – Collection of videos for young children on the importance of sleep (English & Spanish)
- National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education: shares safe sleep practices and SIDS/suffocation risk reduction tactics for ensuring safe sleeping conditions for infants.