Cribs for Kids
Since 2004, Maternity Care Coalition’s (MCC), Cribs for Kids program has provided families in need with safe sleep education and portable cribs to reduce unsafe sleep environments and prevent accidental deaths and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Cribs for Kids provides:
“This workshop made me see how important it is to lay my baby down to sleep right. It gave me good tips. I will change some things I do now. Thank you so much for helping me, my boyfriend, and my baby.”
If you or someone you know needs a safe place for their baby to sleep, you can contact the Cribs for Kids team. If you are within 8 weeks of your due date or if you have recently delivered your baby, you can complete the Online Submission Form or call our hotline at (215) 989-3589.
In Need of a Crib?
The Cribs for Kids Program provides safe sleep education and cribs for families in Philadelphia who are otherwise unable to afford one.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexplained death of a baby under the age of one year. Some sobering facts:
For helpful hints on how to reduce the risk of SIDS, watch our video.
Safe Sleep Tips
As an expecting or new parent, it can be overwhelming when you realize this tiny baby is entirely dependent on you. Please review our tips so you can rest easy knowing you’ve taken the right steps toward creating a safe sleep environment:
See our Sleeping Safely brochure for more information.
Other Resources on SIDS and Safe Sleep:
The Cribs for Kids Form is intended for use by potential clients, not social service providers. If you are a social service provider, please go to our referral page and complete a prenatal or postpartum referral form for your client.