Safe Crib Program

If you are expecting, just had a baby, or are taking care of a young infant it’s important to create a safe sleep environment for your baby.  
Because babies spend much of their time sleeping, the nursery should be the safest room in the house.

ACHD has a Safe Crib program that offers a baby crib to those in need.  

Clients who request a crib must be eligible for one of the following:.

  • WIC
  • Missouri Medicaid
  • Have an income level that is less than 185% of the poverty level.
  • Client must be at least 35 weeks gestation or post-partum.
  • If post-partum, the infant should be less than 3 months old.
  • Client must be a Missouri resident.
  • This program is the provider of last resort for clients who have no full size or
    portable crib and no other resources for obtaining one.

Each client must:

  • Participate in two individual  safe sleep education sessions provided by Audrain County Health Department following the 2011 American
    Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment:
     1. The first session is for initial assessment and education before the client receives the crib.  
     2. The second session is a follow-up home visit to assess the use of the crib and safe sleep practices.

Please call ACHD at 573-581-1332 to learn more.  
Audrain County Health Department
Public Health: Better Health, Better Missouri.