Healthy Sleep for Your Baby

Exeter Hospital is committed to educating families and caregivers on infant safe sleep.

Exeter Hospital is a certified Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital.

Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification program recognizes hospitals for their commitment to infant safe sleep to reduce the risk of Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID), Accidental Suffocation and Strangulation in Bed (ASSB), SIDS and unsafe sleep injuries. 

The Family Center Staff educates families and caregivers on the importance of practicing safe sleep for their babies. We have a safe sleep policy; deliver safe sleep training to nursing staff caring for patients less than one-year-old. 


Put babies on their backs to sleep at naptime and bedtime.

Use a firm sleep surface in an approved infant crib or bassinet.

Keep soft bedding such as blankets, pillows, bumper pads and soft toys out of babies sleep area and avoid overheating.

Have baby share your room, not your bed.

Breastfeed, if possible and avoid smoking.

Websites resources: American Academy of Pediatrics National Institute of Health of Child Development and Human Development - Period of Purple Crying