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Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug

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

A classic bedtime ritual experienced through a baby’s eyes, conveying safe sleep practices in a gentle, rhythmic way. A perfect gift of health and love for new families.

Created for Charlie’s Kids Foundation, whose mission is educating families about SIDS prevention. A percentage of all net proceeds benefit their organization. For more information about Charlie’s Kids, visit www.CharliesKids.org  

*Also available in Spanish as Duerme Bebé, Cómodo y Seguro.



“What a wonderful book! Sleep Baby, Safe and Snug by pediatrician Dr. John Hutton and Leah Busch, in collaboration with Charlie’s Kids Foundation, works on so many levels. Like other bedtime classics, it is a sweet, rhythmic story perfect for sharing. On a deeper level, it conveys safe sleep practices in a creative way. Overall, this is an exemplary, inspired new advocacy tool for SIDS prevention, and would make an ideal gift for parents as well as a powerful adjunct for pediatricians and providers. I strongly recommend it!” - Rachel Y. Moon, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chief, Division of General Pediatrics and Community Health, Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health, Children’s National Medical Center
A powerful teaching tool, this amazing little book makes SIDS prevention education at once fun to read and visually entertaining. A terrific medium for modernizing and popularizing the ‘Back to Sleep’ concept, it should be read by all prospective and new parents, grandparents, older siblings and hired caretakers.” - Dr. Jeanne Ballard, MD, retired associate professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and author of The New Ballard Score, a widely-used developmental screening tool for newborn infants.

About the Author: 

Dr. John S. Hutton is a pediatrician, clinical research fellow, and owner of the award-winning blue manatee children’s bookstore. His research foci are the effect of shared reading on brain development, general early and pediatric health literacy, and the health effects of electronic media on young children, as well as the importance of a solid foundation in words and play. www.BabyUnplugged.com


Publishing Info:

Publish Date: July 15, 2013
Publisher: blue manatee press
ISBN: 978-1-936669-16-5

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About the Illustrator: 

Leah Busch is an artist from Cincinnati, OH. She has held numerous positions in the arts, won numerous awards including for her Toast to Baby children’s book series, and taught extensively, and holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  www.LeahBusch.com

Also available in Spanish: Duerme bebé, cómodo y seguro

“Mi barriguita está llena. Es hora de un cuento. Bostezo, me estiro y pronto me duermo..."


Publishing Info

Publish date: April 1, 2015
Publisher: blue manatee press
ISBN: 978-1-936669-29-5