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Milwaukee Health Department Cribs for Kids Program

Note: The Cribs 4 Kids Program is temporarily paused beginning August 1, 2022 until further notice.

About the 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) and unsafe sleep. Pack ‘n Plays® are provided to families who are unable to purchase one and who are referred by a community professional such as a case worker or nurse.


Pack ‘n Plays® are used because they are portable and can be taken wherever the baby needs to be cared for.  Before a family is given a Pack ‘n Play®, Cribs for Kids® provides education and training on proper sleep position and sleep environment for the baby.

YOU CAN HELP!  Any contribution, large or small, is welcome.  A contribution of $100 will pay for the purchase and delivery of a Graco® Pack ‘n Play®, as well as a sleep sack and customized individual education for families to help their baby sleep safely. 

Click here to make your online donation now!  

You can also mail in a check.  Please make checks payable to “City of Milwaukee Health Department – Cribs for Kids program."  Mail your check to:

Cribs for Kids® Program
c/o City of Milwaukee Health Department
Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway, Third Floor
Milwaukee, WI  53202

To contact MHD’s Cribs for Kids® Program by phone, call 414-286-8620.   

Community professionals, such as a case worker or nurse, may refer families to the Milwaukee Cribs for Kids® program. you can also refer yourself by calling 414-286-8620.

We thank Aurora Health Care and Managed Health Services for their generous donations to our program.

Cribs for Kids Caregiver Instructional Video


City of Milwaukee Health Department

Maternal and Child Health Division



 Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway, 3rd Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202


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