White River Medical Center is a part of the Cribs for Kids Safe Sleep Hospital© program.
Cribs for Kids Safe Sleep© is an educational program using healthcare professionals to educate new parents on the techniques for safe sleep. Extensive research has resulted in recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issuing updated recommendation for parents on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and infant sleep safety.
This program allows us to provide a Sleep Sack (wearable blanket) to every newborn and Pack n Play® portable cribs to families who do not have a safe bed for their newborn. Safe sleep practices reduce SIDS risk.
The program was established with an initial gift from The Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation. The Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation was established in loving memory of Taylor with a goal of increasing awareness of, and research into the cause of Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood incidents. In addition to supporting the SUDC Program, goals of the Taylor McKeen Shelton Foundation include supporting families who are living through similar tragedies and helping to provide healthy, physical activities for children. Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) is the sudden and unexpected death of a child over the age of twelve months, which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation is conducted.
What is infant safe sleep?
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between one month and one year of age. This is what you can do to help your baby sleep safely and to reduce your baby's risk of SIDS.
To Create a Safe Sleep Environment