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Safe Sleep for Everyone

NPE – Safe Sleep for Everyone

CLASS TOPICS FOR WEEK 7: Safe Sleep for Everyone

Thrive After Birth 8-week

New Parent Education Series

and Specialty Classes

Classes in the series:

Understanding your Newborn

Newborn Care

Infant Feeding

Soothing, Swaddling, & Alternative Health Care

Safe Sleep for Everyone

Thrive After Birth

Specialty classes:


I am Becoming a Big Sister/Brother

High-Risk Pregnancy/After Cesarean Care

I’m New to this Dad Thing

Week 7: Safe Sleep for Everyone:

Understanding Newborn Sleep

  • “Sleeping through the night”

Safe to Sleep

  • Sleep safety
  • Level A recommendations
  • Level B recommendations
  • Level C recommendations
  • Suffocation versus SIDS
  • SID’s risks
    • Prenatal
    • Environment
  • Sleep location
  • ABC’s
  • Product evaluation
  • Pack N Play sleepers

Room/bed Sharing

  • Co-sleeping
  • Bed sharing
  • Breast sleeping
  • Safe Sleep Seven
  • Safe surface checklist
  • Making a plan B

Bringing it all together

  • Sleep routines
  • Tools
  • Listen & Wait
  • Sleep States
  • Signs of tiredness

Setting the stage

  • Lighting
  • White Noise
  • Daytime food intake
  • Routine feeding times


  • Fourth trimester
  • Breastsleeping model
  • 6 sleep States
  • Wonder Weeks
  • Crying curve

More class offerings can be found at:


About Thrive After Birth:

Shannon Ward is originally from the beautiful state of Colorado however presently resides in Hartford South Dakota, about 12 miles outside of Sioux Falls. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University with an emphasis in Psychology.

Shannon began her journey to offer Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas postpartum support in 2017. She was able to travel to Colorado to attend a postpartum doula training with the wonderful Carolyn Butler of Doulawise in February of that year through the perinatal professional organization CAPPA. She has since taken a New Parent Educator training with them and will be furthering her education with a training as a Lactation Educator in the fall of 2018 as well!

It is Shannon’s passion to help you Parent with Confidence by offering Always Friendly, Never Force Parent and Baby Support!