Every week in Ohio, 3 babies die in unsafe sleep environments. Parents can reduce the risks of this tragedy by knowing and following the ABC’s of infant safe sleep. Babies should always sleep Alone, on their Back, in their Crib for every sleep. In addition to the ABCs of safe sleep the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has expanded their guidelines to ensure that your baby is sleeping in a safe sleep environment that will reduce the risk of sleep related infant deaths such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), suffocation, asphyxia and entrapment. View the AAP’s additional safe sleep recommendations here: http://ohioaap.org/SafeSleep
Cribs for Kids Program
The Warren County Health District is committed to reducing sleep-related infant deaths by providing the Cribs for Kids program. Through a grant from the Ohio Department of Health, WCHD offers the Cribs for Kids® program that provides pack-n-play portable cribs at no cost to eligible families in order to provide a safe sleep space for their infant (under one year of age). Safe sleep education and follow up visits are also provided. Call 513-695-2475 to see if you are eligible for the program. The program services both Warren and Clermont counties.