The safest way for a baby to sleep is alone, on their back, in an empty crib. Babies that lack a safe sleep space are at a much higher risk of death, with the majority of sleep-related deaths occurring when infants sleep some place other than a crib or bassinet. Huron County Public Health (HCPH) promotes safe sleep practices and is offering qualifying families in the community free portable cribs as part of the Baby Sleep Safe program.
The Baby Sleep Safe program is open to Huron County and Bellevue City residents that lack a safe sleep space for their child, are eligible for or benefit from WIC, and have a child under the age one or are at least 32 weeks pregnant.
Those entered into the program will receive a free safe sleep kit, which, in addition to a portable crib, may include a fitted sheet, a sleep sack, and a pacifier, as well as safe sleep education.
To make an appointment for the Baby Sleep Safe program call 419-668-1652 Ext. 241. More information and safe sleep resources can be found here.
This work is funded either in whole or in part by a grant awarded by the Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Maternal, Child and Family Health, Maternal Child Health Program’s Cribs for Kids® Safe Sleep Program and as a sub-award of a grant issued by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the Maternal Child Health Block Grant, grand award number B04MC26688, and CFDA number 93.994 and Am. Sub. H.B.64.”