Cribs for Kids Program Can Get You a Free Pack ‘n Play! – Making sure your baby is sleeping safely is so important! In 2020 alone, over 1,300 babies died because of SIDS, with another 905 dying from accidental strangulation and suffocation. (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, CDC.gov). The Tuscarawas County Health Department has a mission to help keep your babies healthy and safe while they sleep! Find out where to get a free pack n’ play right here on Newsymom!
We all remember those days of pure exhaustion with our newborns: waking every couple hours for feedings, fussiness from gas and discomfort, diaper blowouts and projectile vomiting to name a few…
Regardless of our exhaustion, we have to make sure our babies are sleeping safely! Safe sleep among babies is literally a life or death situation. About 3,400 babies die each year suddenly and unexpectedly. To help lower those numbers, the Tuscarawas County Health Department wants to give your baby a safe place to sleep through their program, Cribs for Kids! Qualifying families will receive a free pack n’ play.
The Stats on Unexpected Infant Deaths
Of that 3,400 sudden, unexpected infant deaths, the following stats apply:
- 41% are due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- 27% are due to accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed
- 32% are unknown causes
We can lower the numbers just by making sure our babies are sleeping alone, on their back, and in their cribs!
Follow the steps in this video to ensure your baby is sleeping safely!
The Tuscarawas County Health Department wants your babies happy, healthy, and thriving! For more information about the Cribs for Kids program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (330) 343-5555 x. 111.
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