Healthy Start’s mission has always been to provide needed services to local women, babies and families. Thanks to our supporters and hardworking staff, we’ve been able to do this for over 30 years! From connecting clients with care coordinators, to providing access to resources, education, supplies or simply giving support, Healthy Start is there for you.
Over the past few months we’ve had the opportunity to host not one, but two portable crib giveaways. In 2020, we were able to give away 10 portable cribs to families in need, and are on track to hitting that same goal with our current giveaway! These giveaways not only allow us to service the community, but help spread awareness about the ABC’s of safe sleep for babies.
There are many steps to safe sleep that not every parent or guardian is aware of. Healthy Start is here to help ensure your baby is sleeping as safely as possible. This can easily be done by following the ABC’s of safe sleep.
The ABC’s of safe sleep provide an easy-to-follow guideline for navigating nap and bedtime for your baby.
- “A” stands for alone. Babies should be alone in their cribs, with toys, blankets, pillows and other items out of the sleep area.
- For “B”, your baby should be placed on their back for all sleep times.
- “C” represents a safe crib. We recommend using a firm mattress in a safety-approved crib.
By following these three steps, your baby is on the way to safer sleep.
It’s so important to make sure your baby’s sleep area is as safe as can be, and one of our portable cribs can help you get there! We encourage all those in need of a crib to enter our giveaway linked here. (https://fb.watch/3TNTmyqN8O/)
Remember, safe sleep saves lives!