We are kicking off the Safe Sleep Community Collaborative, which is in response to recommendations made by the Brown County Child Death Review Team that we respond to an alarming trend of infants dying in SIDS and unsafe sleep-related deaths. One remedy to this is ensuring that infants not sleep with blankets in their cribs, but rather in what are known as sleep sacks. Made of non-flammable fleece, the sleep sacks are sleeveless and zip-up. They run about $17 apiece retail, but I'm sure they could be sewn for far less.
Also part of this initiative will be a community awareness campaign with public service announcements and printed literature. And we are also raising money to purchase pack-n-plays for needy families who cannot afford cribs or pack-n-plays of their own. Babies need a safe space to sleep in first and then they need to not be confined by blankets or bumper pads that could suffocate them.
Below are some links so you can see what these look like.
For more information or to volunteer contact:
Center for Childhood Safety
1870 Cofrin Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54302
(920) 448-7081 - direct line