DC residents can get Pack 'n Plays for their infant to ensure infants are sleeping safely. Putting a baby to sleep face up in a crib reduces the chance of death caused by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), suffocation and roll over deaths related to the infant sharing a bed with parents or other children.
The Safe Sleep Program provided through DOH provides:
- Safety Approved Pack ‘n Play
- Parent/Caregiver Education
- Education for Community Partners
Parents and/or caregivers must participate in a safe sleep educational session in order to receive their Pack ‘n Play.
For information call 1(800) MOM-BABY or 1(800) 666-2229.