Cribs & Layettes

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Do you need a safe place for your baby to sleep?

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Beginning at birth

Infant mortality is at crisis levels in the Milwaukee area. Many deaths could be prevented by ensuring infants have a safe place to sleep from the minute they arrive. For that reason, HOPE Network’s holistic support starts the instant a woman becomes a mother.

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Through our partnership with Cribs for Kids we provide a new portable crib to every new or expecting mother who joins HOPE Network.  Compact and convenient, these cribs make safe sleep easy and practical.

babies have received a crib from HOPE Network since 1982.

With their cribs, mothers receive safe sleep education from either a community partner or trained HOPE staff. During education, they practice assembling their new portable crib and learn how to ensure a safe environment every time their baby goes to sleep. They take home a folder with resources and parenting and infant health information to ensure they retain the information.

Mothers also receive a large layette bag filled with donated infant supplies. Our dedicated volunteers sew and assemble each layette bag - they are as unique as the families who receive them.

Each layette bag includes:

  • A handmade quilt or afghan
  • Receiving blankets
  • Clothing
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Infant towels
  • Toiletries
  • Rattles
  • Board books
  • A wearable blanket*
  • A fitted crib sheet*
  • Pacifiers
  • Bottles
  • Much more!

*These valuable tools promote safe sleep.