Need a Crib?
As an expecting or new parent, there is so much to think about! It can be overwhelming when you realize that this little baby is entirely dependent on you. You want to do what is best for your baby but sometimes it’s hard to know what the right thing is. One important thing to think about is your baby’s sleep environment. What is needed? What isn’t? We understand that you may have heard mixed messages about a baby’s sleep environment. Please read our safe sleep tips and SIDS Facts so that you can rest easy knowing you’ve taken the right steps toward a safe sleeping place for your baby.
Receiving services through Cribs for Kids
If you or someone you know needs a safe place for their baby to sleep, please consider contacting the Cribs for Kids team. If you are early in your pregnancy, please consider reading through our budgeting guide for tips on how to save for a crib.
If you are within 8 weeks of your due date or have recently delivered your baby, you can complete the online Cribs for Kids Form or call our hotline at (215) 989-3589 (press option 3) and leave all of the requested information. Please speak slowly and clearly on the voicemail message. It usually takes us several weeks to call back and then we will assess your eligibility. If you are eligible for our program, we will schedule you to receive a Pack ‘n Play at a community workshop.
Cribs are occasionally recalled. If you are given a used crib or have purchased a crib, please check the recall list before using.
Other Resources for SIDS and Safe Sleep
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- CJ Foundation for SIDS
- First Candle/SIDS Alliance
- National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Child Health and Development
- National Cribs for Kids