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Safe Sleep & SIDS Prevention

Baby & Me Tobacco Free

Free program to assist pregnant women with quitting smoking. Women who take part in this free program participate in several prenatal quit smoking sessions, take a monthly breath test and then receive a voucher for free diapers up to 12 months.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-2135

Celebrate One / Step One

CelebrateOne is a community initiative set up to reduce infant mortality. The website has information, resources and support for pregnant / parenting women and teens.  Their mission is to help pregnant patients see a doctor early in pregnancy, to increase the chances of delivering a healthy baby. StepOne helps connect women with affordable, timely and convenient prenatal care, and resources for a healthy pregnancy. Call their hotline for assistance setting up the first prenatal visit.
57 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43215
(614) 721-0009

CJ First Candle

CJ First Candle is dedicated to helping people learn about pregnancy and newborn care, stillborn births and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)/ Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS). There are extensive resources for grief support. Grief counselors are available over the phone 24 hours a day. Parents can join online support groups, share stories with other parents and find out more about SIDS.
49 Locust Avenue, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840
For Grief Support: (800) 221-7437

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Crib Information Center

Learn about new crib standards, proper assembly of cribs and the new federal requirements for cribs.
4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772

Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force

Focuses on creating a community plan to reduce the number of infants who die or face ongoing illnesses and disabilities in their first year of life. The website contains data and resources to shape public policy and educate the public about infant mortality.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7417


Moms2B is a group prenatal education and support program for pregnant women. Free transportation to program sessions can be provided as well as free child care while you participate in your session. There are four locations in Columbus:  South, East, Mount Carmel West and Weinland Park areas.
700 Ackerman Place, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 292-1605

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Safe Sleep Practices

Sleep-related deaths are the leading cause of infant death between 1 month and 1 year of age. In Ohio, more than three infant deaths each week are sleep-related. Many of these deaths are preventable. Learn more about safe sleep for you baby, including tummy time, swaddling and safe sleep environments.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-2000

Ohio American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Safe Sleep Resources

Did you know that bed-sharing remains the greatest risk factor for sleep-related infant deaths? The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics has helpful handouts on the ABCs of safe sleep, such as sleeping Alone, on the Back and in a Crib. Their website has handouts for families and summaries of recommendations.
94A Northwoods Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 846-6258

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Safe Sleep Resources

The Ohio Department of Health has helpful handouts, videos and resources to help parents understand best practices related to sleep for their infants. Learn about SIDS from other families as well.
246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-3543