Beds 4 Babies

Perez You can help babies sleep safely and reduce the risk of accidental suffocation and sudden infant deaths.

Beds 4 Babies Project:

The Beds 4 Babies Project consists of two components:

1. Public awareness and education campaign

2. Distribution of portable cribs to eligible families to provide a safe place for babies to sleep

The Beds 4 Babies Project promotes infant safety by educating parents on the need for safe sleep practices. The project works directly with families most in need and Healthy Start staff accepts referrals from community organizations and local medical providers.

How do I qualify to receive a portable crib?B4B pic
1. Be a resident of Hardee, Highlands or Polk Counties
2. Agree to listen to safe sleep education and learn how to properly use a crib
3. Have no crib for the infant and cannot otherwise provide a separate, safe place for baby to sleep
4. Have an infant 6 months and under or be in your last month of pregnancy
5. Sign consent to participate and release of information to include name, race, date of birth, baby’s name and age, city and zip code
6. Agree to use crib per manufacturer’s guidelines and keep for future pregnancies

*Eligibility requirements may vary based on available funding

B4B photo 4th qtr Polk 2How can I help provide a safe place for an infant to sleep?
You can help babies sleep safely and reduce the risk of accidental suffocation and sudden infant deaths.

Your donation of $65 provides a portable crib and educational information to families in need. A donation of $10 provides up to 2 sheets for a portable crib. Donations in any amount are welcome. Mail checks and make payable to:

Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee, Highlands and Polk Counties, Inc.
650 E Davidson Street
Bartow, FL 33830

*Unfortunately the Coalition cannot accept donations of used cribs*
For more information or a presentation about “Safe Sleep Practices” and/or the
“Beds 4 Babies Project”, contact the Coalition office at:
863-534-9224

Community support has been received from
the following sponsors:

www.floridasnatural.com