Safe Sleep Project

Jones County Public Health, in collaboration with Jones County Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) and the Jones County Family Council, has created and implemented a program to provide safe sleep materials to families who cannot afford to purchase a crib or pack and play.

Providing a safe sleeping environment is the single most important step you can take to reduce a baby's risk of SIDS, suffocation, and accidental death.

To qualify, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must not already have a crib or pack and play.

  • Must be more than 28 weeks pregnant or have an infant under the weight guidelines of the pack and play.

  • Must be covered by Medicaid or be at or below 300% of the federal poverty guideline (see application for income levels).

  • Must not be involved with a DHS child protection case (there are other funds available to help in this situation).

Each kit includes:

  • Pack & Play

  • Fitted Sheets

  • Pacifiers

  • Halo Sleep Sack

  • Bedtime Book

Application [PDF, 529 KB]

If you have any questions or need assistance with the application, please contact Jones County Public Health at 319-462-6945 or publichealth@co.jones.ia.us

This project is partially funded by a grant through Theisen's of Monticello

Are you interested in helping support our Safe Sleep Project? Check out our Amazon wishlist to see the items we need. We also take donations of NEW:

  • Convertible Cribs

  • Crib Mattresses

  • Fitted Crib Sheets

  • Waterproof Mattress Covers

 

Additional resources on safe sleep, and children's health and safety:

Safe to Sleep

American Academy of Pediatrics  (AAP)

Healthy Children

American SIDS Institute

The Period of Purple Crying

U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission

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