Cribs for Kids is a national program created by SIDS of Pennsylvania. Since 1998, Cribs for Kids has impacted the rates of babies dying of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental suffocation. A safe-sleep environment has been identified as a key factor in reducing the rates of infant death. A baby who sleeps in an unsafe sleep environments, including an adult bed, is 40 times more likely to die.
Cribs for Kids® is a safe-sleep education program for low-income moms to help reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments. The program provides a Graco Pack N Play® Crib and educational materials regarding ‘safe sleep’ and tips to protect their baby.
AAI is a distribution and training center for this program. AAI, Cribs for Kids (R) and the Mother Teresa Endowment Fund of the Catholic Community Foundation of Mid-Michigan collaborate to provide this program. Since 2009, AAI distributed 385 cribs through this program.