Course curriculum

  • 1

    Safe Sleeping- Birth to 12 months of age

  • 2

    Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

    • What is Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy?

    • Why does Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) occur?

    • Risk factors for Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI)

    • Reducing the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI), including SIDS

  • 3

    Safe Sleep Position- "Back is Best"

    • Why is back sleeping the safest way to sleep babies?

    • Why isn't tummy (prone) sleeping safe?

    • Why isn't side sleeping safe?

  • 4

    Safe Sleep Environment- Day and Night

    • Safe sleep environment - Day and Night

  • 5

    Safe Sleep: Clothes and bedding amount

    • Thermal stress (over-heating) and SUDI

    • Avoiding thermal stress (over-heating)

    • The importance of sleeping with the head and face uncovered

    • Room temperature for sleeping

    • Dressing your baby for sleep

    • Bedding amount

    • Safe sleeping bag

  • 6

    Other protective strategies to reduce the risks of SUDI

    • Breastfeeding as a protective strategy to reduce the risk of SUDI

    • Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke

    • Use of a dummy as a protective strategy to reduce the risk of SUDI

  • 7

    Unsafe sleep practices and products

    • Pillows

    • Cot bumpers

    • Other items that should not be in the baby's sleep space

    • Nests, cocoons and pods

    • Other unsafe products for babies to sleep in

  • 8

    Sleeping in car capsules and baby slings

    • Car capsules and car seats

    • Baby slings

  • 9


    • Introduction: Safe Sleeping Video Series

    • Safe Sleeping

    • Safe Wrapping & use of a Safe Sleeping Bag

  • 10

    Safe Sleeping Quizzes

    • Safe Sleeping- Quiz

    • Safe wrapping (swaddling) and use of a safe sleeping bag: Quiz

  • 11

    Safe Sleeping Resources

    • Red Nose

    • ACCC: Keeping Baby Safe: A guide to infant and nursery products

    • Kidsafe Australia

    • Safe sleeping Class- Birth to 12 months

  • 12


    • You have now completed the learning program

    • Feedback and evaluation- Optional

  • 13


    • References

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