Over 7,000 infants die each year as a result of SIDS, (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).  Many of these deaths could have been prevented if the baby had a proper crib to sleep in.  One of the biggest risk factors for SIDS is infants sleeping on soft surfaces such as a couch, blanket, or in the same bed with parents or siblings.  In many cases, new parents place their children in an older, unsafe crib that has been “handed down” or purchased after CPSC regulations changed in 2011.  Even though this information is known, some parents simply do not have the funds or resources to purchase more adequate bed or bedding for their child.  We have been blessed with grants from area organizations and companies over the past few years.   These grants have been used to purchase cribs and car seats for our clients that they can earn through a series of classes related to infant safety and car seat / crib safety.


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