Maternal & Child Health Information for Health Professionals
Toronto Public Health works with health care professionals to promote healthy birth outcomes and optimal early childhood development.
TPH has recently updated their Position Statement on Safe Sleep Environment for Infants to include new evidence.
Health professionals should continue to remind patients of TPH’s recommendation that infants should not share the same sleep surface with adults, other children or pets because of the safety risks. Creating safe sleep environments for infants is an important step in reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related deaths.