What We Do:

Safe Sleep

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.

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