About Infant Safe Sleep and SUIDS

The SUID/safe sleep program distributes educational materials and portable cribs to promote infants being placed alone, on their back and in a crib. This initiative implements multiple programs with birthing hospitals (BEST project), home visitors (safe sleep diaper bag project) and first responders (DOSE) to improve safe sleep behavior.


Babies should sleep ALONE, on their BACK and in a CRIB.

In 2021, there were 139 infant deaths that resulted from, or were associated with an unsafe sleep environment in Tennessee. Most of these deaths were preventable.