Safe Sleep Personal Experiences | UC Davis Children's Hospital

Personal stories from parents

Many parents and caregivers believe their babies are not susceptible to SIDS even though they are aware of the safe sleep recommendations and know someone who lost their child due to an unsafe sleeping environment.

Below are a few examples.

  • More personal stories from parents

    Watch the Safe Sleep Baby video for personal stories from parents who have lost their babies due to SIDS.


  • Herman, S., Adkins, M., & Moon, R. Y. (2015). Knowledge and beliefs of african-american and american indian parents and supporters about infant safe sleep. J Community Health, 40(1), 12-19. doi:10.1007/s10900-014-9886-y
  • The Child Abuse Prevention Center (2014). Safe sleep baby. Retrieved from