Infant Safe Sleep

CCPHD’s Infant Safe Sleep Program provides free one-on-one education and free pack-n-plays to Calhoun families with new babies.

You can request a pack-n-play by calling 2-1-1 after 36 weeks of gestation.

Sleep-related death is the third most common cause of death for infants in Michigan. Most babies that die in a sleep environment are sleeping in an unsafe setting such as an adult bed, on a couch, cushion, armchair or on the floor.

CCPHD also provides safe sleep presentations to the community including parents/guardians, daycare staff, medical professionals, and anyone who cares for infants. Please see our [Hours & Locations] page for contact information to schedule a presentation for your group today.

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Pack-N-Play Program
Free pack-n-plays are available to parents/legal guardians who meet the following qualifications:

  • A resident of Calhoun County
  • WIC/Medicaid Eligible
  • Baby 6 months or younger
  • Does not currently have safe sleep surface for baby and cannot afford one
  • Has not received a Pack-N-Play through this service before

 Please call 2-1-1 during your third trimester to request a pack n play.

Pack n Play Program Referral Form

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Safe Sleep Recommendations
The best way to prevent sleep-related infant deaths is to follow the American Academy of Pediatrics' Guidelines for Infant Sleep Safety & SIDS Risk Reduction issued in 2011 which are:
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  • Always place your baby on his or her back for every sleep time. 
  • Always use a firm crib mattress with a tight-fitting crib sheet. Car seats, bouncers, and swings are not recommended for regular sleep. 
  • Your baby should sleep in the same room as you, but NOT in your bed (room-sharing without bed-sharing). 
  • Keep soft objects or loose bedding out of your baby's crib. This includes pillows, blankets, bumper pads, stuffed toys, and any clutter. 
  • Wedges and/or other items to prop/position your baby should not be used. 
  • If you are pregnant you should receive regular prenatal care.

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Additional Links

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