Cribs for Kids

Montgomery County Health Department has partnered with the National Cribs for Kids program Cribs for Kidssince 2004. The Cribs for Kidsprogram in Montgomery County is a free program for
low-income families to provide education on safe sleep and a safe and separate environment for their infants under nine (9) months old in the form of a pack-n-play crib. 

The following guidelines must be adhered to in order for a family to be considered for a crib:

  • All requests must be made through a referring social service agency using the Montgomery County Cribs for Kids referral form. Self-referrals will not be accepted. 
  • You must be a Montgomery County resident
  • One crib per household per lifetime, unless multiple births (twins, ect.)
  • Cribs will be distributed after the birth of the baby
  • The family must meet income eligibility and have no other means of providing a safe and separate sleep space for the infant. 
Due to limited funding and crib availability, please know that each referral made to the Montgomery County Cribs for Kids program is not guaranteed to receive a crib. 

A safe sleep space is one of the most important pieces of baby equipment parents will need when their baby is born. Here are some tips for parents or caregivers to save for a safe sleep space for their infant. 

If you, or someone you know, would like to make a donation to the Montgomery County Cribs for Kids program, monetary donations can be sent to: Montgomery County Health Department, Attn: Cribs for Kids, 1430 DeKalb Street, P.O. Box 311, Norristown, PA  19404-0311. Checks should be made payable to “Cribs for Kids. Please indicate on the check memo line that it is for Montgomery County Cribs for Kids.  The Montgomery County Cribs for Kids program is administered by the Montgomery County Health Department through donations and grant funding.  All donations and grant money goes to the purchase of cribs and sheets.  

This program will not accept donations of used cribs due to the liability, recalls and improper assembly risks.  

For any questions regarding the Cribs for Kids program, please contact Ailene Keys, Maternal Child Health Program Coordinator, at 610-278-5117.