In December 2010, Moses Taylor Hospital and the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s office formed a collaborative effort called the Safe Sleep Initiative. Due to the increase in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) in Lackawanna County, we determined that it was important to educate parents and caregivers on safe sleep practices. The Department of Health also established educational materials for parents on safe sleep, and now requires parents to acknowledge that they were educated on safe sleep practices. Guidelines are simple. Infants should always sleep in their own crib, with nothing but a tightly fitted crib sheet and pajamas. We do not advise parents to sleep with their children under any circumstances, and nothing but the baby should be in the crib. While bumper pads, blankets and pillows may look nice, having your baby in a safe sleep environment is most important. Remove all stuffed animals, pillows, blankets, bumper pads, and anything that hangs in or on the crib. The staff at Moses Taylor Hospital and our Family Birthing Suites urges you to follow safe sleep practices.