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Baby Box Initiative

On March 29, 2017, Alabama became the third state in the nation to launch the Baby Box safe sleep program. The Alabama Department of Public Health is among the agencies collaborating to support safe sleep educational efforts. The Department of Human Resources is the lead agency offering a Baby Box to all expecting and new parents in the state. The goal of the Baby Box program is to provide parents the education and resources needed to ensure a safe sleep environment for their infant.

For more information, contact Allison Foster of the Department of Human Resources at or (334) 353-4825, or visit

Baby Box Distribution Centers are located throughout the state.

Alabama Cribs for Kids

Alabama has partnered with the national Cribs for Kids Program and is dedicated to "Helping every baby sleep safer." Funding from the federal Maternal and Child Health Services Title V Block Grant has allowed Alabama to purchase a limited number of play-yards for families who meet qualifications and need a safe sleep environment for their infants under one year of age. If you or someone you know has a need, have them complete the referral form and email or fax it in. Except on weekends or state holidays, you will receive a response within 48 hours.

Forms that are required to be completed and returned by the requesting person or agency:

Visit Crib for Kids for additional information on the program, or call (334) 206-5675.

We are excited to have this video for grandparents and other trusted caregivers from the Safe to Sleep campaign.

Page last updated: March 13, 2023