Charlie's Kids Launches Safe Sleep Initiative with Owlet

October 3, 2018

Charlie’s Kids is proud to announce a new initiative with Owlet Baby Monitors. During the month of October - SIDS Awareness Month - Owlet will be giving a copy of Sleep Baby Safe and Snug with every Smart Sock monitor purchase.

Charlie's Kids Sleep Baby Safe & Snug Evidence Summary Statement
April 23, 2018

Charlie’s Kids Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization established in 2011 with the mission to educate families about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and infant safe sleep practices. Our organization’s primary outreach is through the bulk distribution of our children’s board book Sleep Baby Safe and Snug. 

Charlie's Kids Foundation, Inc., Statement on the Use of Cardboard Boxes to Promote Safe Sleep

March 9, 2017


We at Charlie’s Kids believe providing each baby a safe sleep environment is critical to lowering infant mortality rates. While we appreciate and encourage new ideas and partners to promote safe sleep, we want research to drive innovation. Until then, we will recommend the use of a crib or pack-n-play over that of a cardboard box – a box that carries unknown, potential risks and little evidence of its safety. A crib remains the safest place for a baby to sleep.

Charlie's Kids Celebrates One Million Books

February 25, 2016


On February 25, Charlie's Kids Foundation joined Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam and Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, with other state and local officials at the Tennessee Residence in Nashville, to celebrate the delivery of our one millionth book and the success of Tennessee's statewide initiative to reduce sleep-related deaths among infants.

Charlie's Kids' Eye-Catching Truck Carries Life Saving Message

July 23, 2014

A brightly colored semi tractor-trailer could save your baby’s life.  Pegasus Transportation, Inc. has joined forces with Charlie’s Kids Foundation to help prevent SIDS by spreading their important Safe Sleep message across America’s highways.

Charlie’s Story Inspires First-Ever Children’s Bedtime Book to Tackle Safe Sleep

July 25, 2013


Of the countless trials any parent must endure, perhaps none is more heart wrenching than the tragic and sudden loss of a child.  No matter the age, the death of a child will test one’s faith to its core, and forever leave a broken heart.  Of course, sometimes such a tragedy can spur action and turn sadness into a positive force for change.

Introducing Sleep Baby Safe and Snug: First-Ever Children’s Bedtime Book to Tackle Safe Sleep

July 25, 2013


“Tummy full, story read; Yawn, stretch, time for bed...Now one more kiss and one more hug, I drift to sleep, safe and snug.”


The Sleep Baby Safe and Snug board book tells of the classic bedtime ritual experienced through a baby's eyes, while conveying safe sleep practices in a gentle, rhythmic way.  It is a must have for all new parents, grandparents and caregivers, helping them remember the important things to do (and not do) to put baby to sleep in a safe environment.

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