Milwaukee Health Department Cribs for Kids
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.
Safe Sleep Classes
Safe Sleep Classes will transtion from one-on-one appointments to a classroom setting beginning February 8, 2023. Each class will hold 8 participants.
- Southside Health Center (1639 S. 23rd Street)
Instructor: Marlene Zahran, Community Outreach Specialist: Perinatal Mental Health
- 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month: 2 - 4 p.m.
- Northwest Health Center (7630 W. Mill Road)
Instructor: Jay Romant, Community Outreach Specialist: Developmental Screening
- 1st and 3rd Friday of the month: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- 2nd and 4th Friday of the month: 2 - 4 p.m.
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.
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