Sleeping safe & cribs for babies

Safe Sleep Initiative | NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene/NYC Administration for Children's Services

Family Services Baby Caregiver

Sleeping the wrong way can be dangerous for babies. Get information on the safest way for your baby to sleep from the Safe Sleep Initiative. Low-income families may also be eligible to get a free crib.

Who is eligible

  • To find out if you’re eligible for a free crib, call 311 and ask about Safe Sleep.
  • ACS-involved families can ask their caseworker to see if they are eligible for a free crib.

How to apply

  • Visit the Safe Sleep website to learn more.
  • Call 311 for more information and find out how you can receive services.

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Updated August 28, 2020