Milwaukee's Cribs for Kids Program

Milwaukee's Cribs for Kids Program The City of Milwaukee Health Department became an official Cribs for Kids® site in May 2009. Our Cribs for Kids® program provides Milwaukee families with Pack ‘n Plays® to help reduce deaths due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
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10/14/2015

everyone has the ability to save babies; how are you contributing to helping babies reach their first birthday?

Be sure to sign your church up for the Third Annual Safe Sleep Sabbath in Milwaukee!
09/13/2013
Columbia St. Mary's - Safe Sleep Sabbath - Home

Be sure to sign your church up for the Third Annual Safe Sleep Sabbath in Milwaukee!

Did you know that, according to the United Nations, the black infant mortality rate in Milwaukee is worse than the rate in Malaysia, Latvia, Cuba, Chile, Thailand and 62 other countries?

Attention all Milwaukee Churches! The dates have been set for the 3rd Annual Safe Sleep Sabbath. Register at: www.safesl...
08/29/2013
Columbia St. Mary's - Safe Sleep Sabbath - Home

Attention all Milwaukee Churches! The dates have been set for the 3rd Annual Safe Sleep Sabbath. Register at: www.safesleepsabbath.org

The Safe Sleep Sabbath is being planned cooperatively by Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Columbia St. Mary's Hospital and Church of God in Christ Churches of the Northwest Jurisdiction (COGIC). Columbia St. Mary's and COGIC have been working collaboratively to improve…

Thank you to everyone who helped us out yesterday!
08/28/2013
Taking safe sleep message door-to-door

Thank you to everyone who helped us out yesterday!

The effort asks everyone in the community, not just parents, to become ambassadors for safe sleep conditions by placing a "Safe Sleep Home" sign in their windows.

07/02/2013
Interpreting Cries for Attention

great advice.

Babies let others know their needs when they cry. It is important to recognize this form of communication from your child. By understanding how your child co...

Baby in a box - JSOnline
06/05/2013
Baby in a box - JSOnline

Baby in a box - JSOnline

Finland gives its expectant moms a box filled with clothes, sheets and toys. The box can be used as a crib. BBC news says the gift has been credited with helping the country achieve one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world.

01/07/2013
City of Milwaukee Health Department Statement on Infant Death

MHD is deeply saddened to learn of another infant death that may be related to unsafe sleep practices. Click to read our press release.

The City of Milwaukee Health Department is deeply saddened to learn today of another infant death that may be related to unsafe sleep practices.

05/16/2012
Rossen Reports: Crib products may be deadly, experts say

Rossen Reports: Crib products may be deadly, experts say

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more babies are suffocating while sleeping, and warns parents to keep cribs empty — yet bumpers and other accessories continue to be sold. Jeff Rossen goes undercover to investigate.

Great article, though we recommend using a sleep sack to keep your infant warm, instead of a blanket.
02/15/2012
Don't believe the hype: sleeping with your baby is not okay

Great article, though we recommend using a sleep sack to keep your infant warm, instead of a blanket.

In a recent visit to Australia, US Anthropologist Professor James McKenna claimed that under the right circumstances, breastfed babies could safely sleep in the same bed as their mothers. This was a perfectly…

SIDS And Vitamin D Deficiency: What's The Link?
01/30/2012
SIDS And Vitamin D Deficiency: What's The Link?

SIDS And Vitamin D Deficiency: What's The Link?

As researchers and parenting groups continue to measure the effectiveness of recent guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), a team of researchers in England are honing in on another possible risk factor -- vitamin D deficiency. Pediatric pathologists Irene Schei...

The CJ Foundation for SIDS has set up an email campaign to encourage Senators and Representatives to co-sponsor the Stil...
01/10/2012
Stillbirth & SUID Prevention, Education, & Awareness Act (S1862/HR3418)

The CJ Foundation for SIDS has set up an email campaign to encourage Senators and Representatives to co-sponsor the Stillbirth and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Prevention, Education and Awareness Act of 2011 (S1862/ HR3418). Simply click the link below and enter your contact information. YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPOSE THE EMAIL YOURSELF. A generic email will be sent to your Senators and Representative based on your zip code.

The Stillbirth and SUID Prevention, Education Awareness Act (S1862/HR3418) was introduced in Congress on November 15, 2011 with bipartisan support. Please learn more and see how your quick action can...

12/21/2011

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all!

12/19/2011

If traveling with a baby this holiday season, make sure to take your portable crib (Pack n Play) so your baby has a safe place to sleep, no matter where you are.

12/13/2011
Grieving parents reach out for help

The holidays can be a tough time for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one. To all those who have suffered the loss of an infant due to SIDS/SUID you are in our thoughts this holiday season.

Dear Amy: My husband and I have experienced the worst tragedy that a mother and father can experience.

12/01/2011
Please, let's offend no one! - JSOnline

Please, let's offend no one! - JSOnline

A City of Milwaukee ad campaign made national headlines recently when it depicted infants lying in bed with dangerous objects, such as a butcher knife and meat cleaver. The message: Parents who co-sleep with their infant children run the risk of accidentally smothering them to death.

12/01/2011
United Way awards $90,000 to combat infant mortality - JSOnline

Thank you United Way of Greater Milwaukee for your generous grant to our Milwaukee Cribs for Kids Program!

United Way of Greater Milwaukee announced this week it will divide $90,000 in grants among four community projects that aim to reduce the city's chronically high infant mortality rate.

Controversial Posters of Babies with Knives Aim to Reduce Co-Sleeping Deaths
11/18/2011
Controversial Posters of Babies with Knives Aim to Reduce Co-Sleeping Deaths

Controversial Posters of Babies with Knives Aim to Reduce Co-Sleeping Deaths

Babies and knives are not generally a good combination. But in the case of a Milwaukee ad campaign against co-sleeping, the startling juxtaposition of a snoozing infant nestled next to a butcher's cleaver seems to have served its purpose: it's got people everywhere talking.

A fascinating look into one of the root causes of our high infant mortality, and I encourage you to read it.
11/15/2011
Where city factories, and now babies, die - JSOnline

A fascinating look into one of the root causes of our high infant mortality, and I encourage you to read it.

The Chinese city of Guangzhou has mastered many of the trades Milwaukee once championed: machinery, motors, metalworking. The two cities crisscross in another way: Babies in China’s industrial heartland now have a far better chance of reaching their first birthday.

Listen to Anna Benton's, Director of the Family and Community Health Division at the City of Milwaukee Health Department...
11/14/2011
Wisconsin Public Radio - Joy Cardin

Listen to Anna Benton's, Director of the Family and Community Health Division at the City of Milwaukee Health Department, interview about safe sleep and the City's new education campaign.

Every weekday from 6am to 9am on the Ideas Network stations, you'll hear Joy Cardin talking with a wide variety of guests about current issues. Policy-makers and politicos field questions from Joy and her callers on a wide array of timely state, national and international topics. Joy's producers...

11/11/2011

While we recognize some will disagree with the facts presented, this page is not a forum for debate. This is a page to support the Milwaukee Cribs for Kids program and to share messaging in support of a proximate but separate sleeping environment for babies. We strictly adhere and promote the use of the Academy of Pediatric recommendations for safe sleep for infants. These recommendations are based on an extensive review of numerous peer reviewed research articles published in professional journals. We support breastfeeding, but recognize that feeding and sleeping are two different activities and that a crib or portable crib placed next to the bed can foster healthy breastfeeding and a safe sleeping environment.

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