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Cribs for Kids


Cribs for Kids® is a safe-sleep education and distribution program for families to help reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments. The program addresses specific situations dealing with socioeconomic issues such as crib affordability and cultural practices such as bed-sharing and secondhand smoke.

Cribs for Kids® was developed in Pittsburgh, Pa., to address the issue of babies dying when placed in unsafe sleeping environments. North Dakota Health and Human Services became a Cribs for Kids® partner in late 2009 and implemented a pilot program in 2010.

Screening is completed by local partners and eligibility varies by site and is based on availability. Crib Kits for eligible pregnant and newly delivered mothers feature a portable Pack n’ Play, crib sheet, pacifier and a swaddle sack.

List of Local Partners

More information on Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)

National Cribs for Kids ®

How to Install a Cribette

American Academy of Pediatrics – Safe Sleep Policy Statement

American Academy of Pediatrics – 2022 Safe Sleep Guidelines (Video)