Cribs for Kids program promotes safe sleep conditions for infants

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TROY, Ohio (WDTN) – Miami County Public Health staff is promoting safe sleep for infants by providing parents with safe sleep education through their Cribs for Kids program.

To be eligible for the program, a mother must be at least 32 weeks pregnant or have a baby under 1 year of age. The mother must also be WIC eligible and be the parent or legal guardian.

Qualified families will receive a free Pack n Play.

Three babies in Ohio die every week in unsafe sleeping environments, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Miami County Public Health is partnering with CareSource Foundation to help reduce this statistic.

The best way to provide a safe sleep environment for a baby is for them to sleep alone, on their back, and in a safety-approved crib.

For more information, contact Miami County Public Health at (937) 573-3520 or click here.

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