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Cribs for Kids

Cribs for Kids® of the Midlands

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden death of an infant under one year of age, which remains unexplained after a thorough investigation including: performance of a complete autopsy; examination of the death scene and review of the clinical history (National SUIDS/SIDS Resource Center). SIDS is the third leading cause of death in South Carolina for infants zero to one year of age and the leading cause of death in infants greater than one month to one year of age.

Cribs for Kids® of the Midlands began in 2009 as an effort to increase the public's awareness of the dangers of unsafe sleep practices in infants throughout our 16-county perinatal region. We provide a standardized educational message and distribute a safety-approved Graco Pack-N-Play® to income eligible families. Our main goal is to increase awareness of the dangers of unsafe sleeping for infants while giving professionals, parents, educators and the community educational tools with a standardized consistent safe sleep message.

Safe Sleep Resources For Providers and Parents

American Academy of Pediatrics

Expanded Guidelines for Infant Safe Sleep

American Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Institute

http://www.sids.org

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

http://www.cdc.gov/sids

CJ Foundation for SIDS

http://www.cjsids.org

First Candle

http://www.firstcandle.org

Healthy Children

http://www.healthychildren.org

NICHD Back to Sleep Campaign

http://www.nichd.nih.gov/sids

SUID/SIDS Resource Center

http://www.sidscenter.org

Referral Agency Program Forms (To Be Used By Existing Agencies)

Guide to Forms

Referring Agency Agreement

Program Guidelines

Referral Form for Parents/Parent Agreement

Safe Sleep Knowledge Assessment

Education Checklist/Pack -n-Play Receipt

Hold Harmless Agreement

Pack-n-Play Voucher

Thank-You/About Your Pack-n-Play

Follow-Up Form

Refusal of Services

Training Checklist

 Cribs for Kids® of the Midlands
803-434-7015
cribsforkids@palmettohealth.org