The Mercer County Health District and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Bureau of Maternal, Child and Family Health is partnering with Cribs for Kids® and other local organizations throughout Ohio to provide Cribettes® and safe sleep education to eligible families. Cribettes® are certified as being compliant with Consumer Product Safety Commission standards, and are part of a safe sleep kit that also includes a fitted sheet and safe sleep educational materials. In order to receive a kit, eligible families must also receive education provided by their local program. In this session, the parent/caregiver(s) receives important education on infant safe sleep practices and how to properly use the Cribette® for their baby. Contact the Mercer County Health District to schedule an appointment at 419-5869-3251, Option 2.
With all the information being thrown at new moms, it’s tough to sort out fact from fiction. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations are based on science and extensive research. The full text of the AAP recommendations is available here. Follow these guidelines to keep your baby safe: Always place your baby on his or her back for every sleep time.
Mercer County Health District offers free portable cribs to those who qualify. The requirements are:
For more educational information, visit Infant Safe Sleep | Ohio Department of Health.