Ahlers-Schmidt, C. R., Schunn, C., Hervey, A. M., Torres, M., & Cordoba, A. P. (2021). Safe sleep community baby showers to reduce infant mortality risk factors for women who speak Spanish. Sleep health, 7(5), 603–609. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2021.07.002 Access Abstract
NPM: 5: Safe Sleep
Intervention Components (click on component to see a list of all articles that use that intervention): PROFESSIONAL_CAREGIVER, Educational Material (caregiver), Provision of Safe Sleep Item, COMMUNITY, Presentation
Intervention Description: This study assessed the feasibility, acceptability and initial outcomes of Safe Sleep Community Baby Showers for women who speak Spanish. The Safe Sleep Baby Showers use the culture and tradition of celebratory group events to connect pregnant or recently delivered women with perinatal community resources, build social support networks, and learn about the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) safe sleep recommendations. The baby showers include a crib demonstration facilitated by a safe sleep instructor or board member from the Kansas Infant Death and SIDS (KIDS) Network. All education and materials are in Spanish, and include a safe sleep PowerPoint presentation and a video on the ABCs of Safe Sleep (alone, back, clutter-free crib; available at KIDSKS.org). For this study, 106 pregnant or recently delivered women who spoke Spanish completed pre- and post-assessments after attending at least one of six Safe Sleep Community Baby Showers held in Sedgwick County, Kansas. Participants who complete the post-assessment received a free safety-approved portable crib and wearable blanket, as well as infant safe sleep education handouts and materials (eg, door hangers) in Spanish.
Conclusion: Study findings support both feasibility and acceptability of modifying Safe Sleep Community Baby Showers to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate education for women who speak Spanish. Initial outcomes suggest increased intentions to follow safe sleep recommendations.
Significant Findings: Yes
Setting: Community baby showers in Sedgwick County, Kansas
Target Audience: Pregnant women and recently delivered mothers