Child Safety Resources for Parents

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Every year, babies and children are hurt or die due to accidents at home, or away, that could be prevented. As we work to prevent accidental deaths in Cuyahoga County, below are some free and low-cost resources families can use to provide a safer environment for children and prevent avoidable tragedies.

Healthy Pregnancy and Newborn Programs

Education and Support - Multiple programs in the City of Cleveland and wider Cuyahoga County help pregnant women and new moms to be safe and healthy.  Learn more about the MomsFirst Program, and the Newborn Home Visiting Program at the Invest in Children website.  

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Safe Sleep

Education - Learn why it’s safest for baby to follow the ABCs of safe sleep – Alone. Back. Crib. Every baby, every sleep!

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Cribs for Kids - The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Bureau of Maternal, Child and Family Health is partnering with Cribs for Kids® and local organizations throughout Ohio to provide Cribettes® and safe sleep education to eligible families (while quantities last).

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Contact: Cuyahoga County Board of Health, 216-201-2000


Free Pack ‘n’ Play and Training - The Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative provides pack n plays for new or expectant parents who do not have a place for their babies to sleep alone. They are also provided to all fathers who complete our Boot Camp for New Dads program at all the local hospitals. Fatherhood Initiative also provides free bus passes for new or expectant parents to get to medical appointments and other child wellness related activities. For help call Fatherhood Initiative at 216-348-3967.


Fire Safety

Smoke Detectors - The Cleveland Division of Fire participates in the American Red Cross Operation Save-A-Life, which provides free smoke alarms, batteries, and installation. All elderly and low- income residents of Cleveland qualify for this no-cost program/p>

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Gun Safety

Gun Locks - If you would like a free Project ChildSafe Safety Kit, which includes a cable-style gun lock and safety instructions visit Get a Safety Kit - Project ChildSafe.


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