Since 1998, Cribs for Kids® has been making an impact on the rates of babies dying of accidental, sleep-related death due to unsafe sleeping environments. Cribs for Kids® educates parents and caregivers on the importance of practicing safe sleep for infants, and provides Graco® Pack ‘n Play® portable cribs to families who, otherwise, cannot afford a safe place for their babies to sleep.
Every year in the U.S., there are approximately 4000 infant sleep-related deaths. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS is the leading cause of death for infants one month to one year of age and claims the lives of nearly 2,500 babies each year. In addition, over another 1,000 babies will die from accidental suffocation, strangulation or undetermined causes during sleep each year. It is important to follow the safe-sleep and safety recommendations set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Cribs for Kids® currently has more than 500 Partners throughout the United States that implement this program in their communities.
If you are interested in becoming a Cribs for Kids® partner click <HERE>.
If you are a mother in need of a portable crib click <HERE> to locate a Cribs for Kids® Partner in your area.