About our program
Launched in 2015, Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification program recognizes individual hospitals and hospital systems for their commitment to infant safe sleep. As a national authority on infant safe sleep, Cribs for Kids hospital certification program confers a bronze, silver, or gold designation to hospitals that model and teach infant safe sleep best practices. By becoming certified, hospitals join our mission to protect our babies from sleep-related deaths.*
Achieving certification should be a rewarding journey, uniting your healthcare team members in the goal to reduce SIDS/SUID. Earning certification is to be celebrated by staff and leadership, elevating your hospital’s reputation in the community.
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- There is no fee charged for National Safe Sleep Certification
- Any hospital caring for patients under one year of age is eligible for certification
- Using a systemwide infant safe sleep policy, system-level certification is available. This option still allows individual hospitals within the system to certify at their care level.
- Certification is awarded for five years, requiring an annual report to maintain certification.
- U.S. Military hospitals around the world are eligible for Safe Sleep certification. To learn more email:
Hospital Certification Application Form
The online application must be completed and submitted during one session. It cannot be saved and returned to at a later time.
If you are unable to do this, consider copying the fields required into a separate word document that can be completed and edited prior to the final online submission.
*System-level applicants, please email email@example.com to schedule a phone call prior to submission.
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(If you are upgrading to a higher level, please fill out the Renewal Application Form here.)