KCTV 5: Children's Mercy & KCPD teaming up to give area babies a safe place to sleep
By Marleah Campbell
Children’s Mercy and the Kansas City Police Department are teaming up to make sure babies in the Kansas City Metro have a safe place to sleep.
Anyone in Missouri with a child less than 1 year old is eligible for Children’s Mercy’s “Safe Sleep, Safe Babies” program, now in its second year.
They’re giving out free kits to families that include a Pack ‘N Play, wearable blanket, pacifier, a book and educational materials.
“Sometimes we forget that this is actually a problem, because we don’t talk about it a lot, and you may not know anybody that it’s happened to---but it still does happen, and you don’t want to be the family this happens to,” nurse practitioner Amy Jones said. “Our goal is to just increase the education, increase the awareness, get more safe places for babies to sleep, and get people talking about it.”
Their biggest advice? Follow the ABCs: Make sure your baby is alone, on their back and in their crib.
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