Safe Sleep Program

Organization: DC Department of Health (DC Health)

Through partnerships and collaborations, DC residents can get a portable crib for their infant to ensure infants are sleeping safely. Putting a baby to sleep face up in a crib reduces the chance of death caused by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), suffocation and roll over deaths related to the infant sharing a bed with parents or other children.

The Safe Sleep Program provides:

- Safety Approved Portable Crib
- Parent/Caregiver Education
- Education for Community Partners
- Referrals

Parents and/or caregivers must participate in a safe sleep educational session in order to receive their portable crib. Portable cribs are NOT available for pick up at the Department of Health offices.
800-666-2229 (Voice)

Collaborative Solutions, Wards 1 & 2
1816 12th Street Northwest Washington DC 20009