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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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Baby Blossoms [Collaborative]. n.d.. Nothin' but Baby!. [Omaha, NE]: Douglas County Health Department,

Annotation: This public awareness campaign provides information and resources for health professionals, families, and other caregivers on how to put infants to sleep safely to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected infant death (including deaths attributed to overlaying, accidental suffocation, wedging, and sudden infant death syndrome). Contents include a tip sheet, brochure, and poster in English and Spanish. Additional resources include a sample safe sleep policy for child care facilities; a safe sleep quiz for parents and other caregivers; a bookmark with tips on comforting a crying infant; and a flyer, poster, insert, and billboard about suffocation.

Contact: Baby Blossoms Collaborative, Douglas County Health Department, 1111 South 41st Street, Omaha, NE 68105, Telephone: (402) 444-7471 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Blacks, Campaigns, Crying, Infant death, Local initiatives, Primary prevention, SIDS, Safety, Sleep position, Spanish language materials, Suffocation, Unintentional injuries

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. 2012. Never shake a baby (rev. ed.). [Lincoln, NE]: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, 2 pp.

Annotation: This brochure for parents provides information about why it is important to never shake a baby. The brochure explains what shaken baby syndrome is and its consequences and provides tips on what to do if an infant's crying is upsetting, how to try to stop an infant's crying, and what to do if someone suspects an infant has been shaken. The brochure is written in simple language and is available in both English and Spanish.

Contact: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026, Telephone: (402) 471-3121 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child abuse, Consumer education materials, Crying, Infant development, Infant health, Mental health, Parent child relations, Parenting skills, Shaken baby syndrome, Spanish language materials

Texas Department of State Health Services. 2011. Information for parents of newborns [rev. ed.]. Austin, TX: Texas Department of State Health Services, 15 pp.

Annotation: This booklet for parents of newborns provides information about how to maintain the health and safety of both parents and infants. It includes space to fill in information to help plan for infants' health needs and provides resources for more information. Topics include newborn screening, immunizations, pertussis, planning for after delivery, postpartum mood disorders, infant crying, safe sleep and sudden infant death syndrome, choosing a child care provider, child safety seats, and special needs and early intervention. It is available in English and Spanish. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756, Telephone: (512) 458-7111 Secondary Telephone: (512) 458-7708 Fax: (512) 458-7750 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Car seats, Child care, Consumer education materials, Crying, Early intervention, Health, Immunization, Infant health, Infants with special health care needs, Medical records, Neonatal screening, Newborn infants, Parents, Postpartum depression, SIDS, Safety, Sleep position, Spanish language materials, Whooping cough

TEAM for West Virginia Children. 2010-. Our Babies: Safe and Sound. Hungtingon, WV: TEAM for West Virginia Children, multiple items.

Annotation: This public awareness campaign provides information and resources to help prevent injury and death among infants in West Virginia. Topics include ways to keep infants safe while sleeping, and how to cope with frustrations resulting from frequent, constant, or inconsolable infant crying. Contents include public service announcements, videos, a one-hour training webinar, a community partners resource guide, a slide presentation, posters and brochures, a pledge form, and an information form for barbershops and laundromats. Print brochures and posters, DVDs, and erasable white boards may also be ordered from the website for distribution to families and caregivers in West Virginia.

Contact: TEAM for West Virginia Children, P.O. Box 1653, 625 Fourth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25717, Telephone: (304) 523-9587 Fax: (304) 523-9595 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge from the website; print materials are also available at no charge for distribution to families and caregivers in West Virginia.

Keywords: Campaigns, Continuing education, Coping, Crying, Infant death, Infants, Injury prevention, Public service announcements, Sleep position, State initiatives, Training materials, Unintentional injuries, West Virginia

InJoy Videos. 2001. Hospital to home: A security blanket for new parents. Longmont, CO: InJoy Videos, 2 DVDs, 2 videotapes (VHS) (31 min.).

Annotation: This video guides parents through the steps of recovery, emotional- and physical wellness, and newborn care. The first section, Mother care, discusses care for the new mother after delivery including body changes, pains, baby blues or postpartum depression. Section two focuses on feeding techniques for the baby including breastfeeding and formula feeding. Section three focuses on baby care including umbilical cord and circumcision care, jaundice, diaper hygiene and rashes, taking baby's temperature, safety issues such as SIDS and car seats, bathing the infant, and infant crying. The final section recaps warning signs for both mother care and baby care. It is available in both English and Spanish as well as DVD and videotape formats.

Contact: InJoy Birth and Parenting Education, 7107 La Vista Place, Longmont, CO 80503, Telephone: (800) 326-2082 Secondary Telephone: (303) 447-2082 Fax: (303) 449-8788 E-mail: Web Site: $250, plus shipping and handling. Available in DVD and VHS..

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Consumer education materials, Crying, DVDs, Infant care, Infant feeding, Infant health, Jaundice, Diaper rash, Maternal health, Postpartum care, Postpartum depression, SIDS, Car seats, Spanish language materials, Videotapes


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.