How to keep a sleeping child safe is crucial information for parents. The goal of this program is to decrease the number of infant deaths pertaining to unsafe sleep practices.
Classes are offered once a month, and coverage includes:
- safe sleep principles for newborns and infants
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- the Period of PURPLE crying
- updated best practices for using cribs, pacifiers, sleep sacks and other baby items.
Participants receive an Infant Survival Kit which includes one Pack-n-Play, a wearable blanket, a pacifier and take-home recommendations.
To be eligible:
Families must either be pregnant or have an infant under the age of twelve months.
Families must either:
a) have been identified by a community agency or other entity as being without the resources to provide a safe sleep environment for their child, or
b) have been identified by a community agency as being in need of educational resources about safe sleep principles.
Classes are held in Hamilton, Hancock, Madison and Tipton counties.