Cribs for Kids® is a National Infant Safe Sleep Program administered through Sudden Infant Death Syndrome of Pennsylvania (SIDSPA). Through their research, SIDSPA has found that babies who sleep in unsafe sleep environments, including adult beds, are at 40 times greater risk of dying from SIDS. Cribs for Kids® has been identified as a key factor in reducing the rate of infant deaths due to SIDS and accidental suffocation. The safe-sleep education program will help reduce the risk of injury and death of infants due to unsafe sleep environments. Cribs for Kids® has been providing safe-sleep education with the intervention of a portable crib to families who cannot otherwise afford a safe place for their babies to sleep.

How the Program Works

Eligible participants complete a 30 minute virtual class on the current Safe Sleep recommendations. Once proof of completion of the class is submitted, a date and time will be scheduled to pick up a Customer Product Safety Commission approved portable crib along with a sheet, wearable blanket, and educational materials.

Referral Criteria

Women 37 weeks pregnant or with an infant under 5 months of age, that are currently enrolled in, and referred by, one of the following programs:

A Renewed Mind
Baby University
Compassion Health Toledo
East Toledo Family Center
Ebeid Center
Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center
Family House
Health Partners of Western Ohio
Healthy Start
Hospital Council of NW Ohio (Pathways/Carenet)
Help Me Grow
La Posada
Lucas County Children’s Services
Mercy Healthy Connections
Neighborhood Health Association
Toledo Healthy Tomorrows
University Church



Vanessa Ladriyé
Health Educator
[email protected]

635 N. Erie St.
Toledo, OH 43604