Cribs for Kids® works to prevent infant sleep-related deaths by educating parents and caregivers on the importance of practicing safe sleep for their babies and by providing portable cribettes to families who cannot afford a safe place for their babies to sleep.
What is Safe Sleep?
There are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies each year, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), accidental suffocation, and deaths from unknown causes. Most sleep related deaths are preventable by following safe sleep practices recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Babies should always be on their own sleep surface. Do NOT bed share. An adult can roll over on the baby.
Babies should be on their back for every sleep.
The crib should be empty. This means no bumper pads, pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, and toys.
Income guidelines for the Cribs for Kids® program can be found here (same as WIC guidelines).