Kohl’s Infant Safe Sleep Program

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Highlights

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  • KISS is Kohl's Infant Safe Sleep program.
  • Kohl's Cares, in partnership with USA Children's & Women's Hospital, wants to teach parents and caregivers about safe sleep habits for babies.
  • Qualifying families who are residents of Mobile County will get a free crib after completing the Safe Sleep Program at USA Children's and Women's Hospital.

 

Overview

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KISS was launched in 2007.

USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital and Kohl’s Department Stores have embarked on an ambitious program to help babies sleep safely.

The hospital’s nurses go into the community to teach parents and caregivers safe sleep habits for babies.

Thanks to support from Kohl’s, KISS also includes “Kohl’s Cribs for Kids,” which provides qualifying Mobile County families free Pack ‘n Play cribs.  These cribs will help reduce deaths due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and unsafe sleep. These cribs are portable and can be taken wherever the baby receives care.

If your baby is not sleeping alone in a crib, you may be endangering your baby’s life. And it’s dangerous for a baby to sleep with an adult, sibling, on a couch or other unsafe sleep environment.

USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, through MOM Care – Mobile’s Medicaid Maternity Program – provides education and training for qualifying families on proper sleep for the baby. When a qualifying family completes the program, they receive a free crib.

 

Safety Points

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  • Cribs should not have bumper pads.
  • No pillows should be in the baby's sleep area.
  • No sheepskin or fluffy material should be in the baby's sleep area.
  • No blankets or quilts. No stuffed animals when baby sleeps.
  • Nothing but the baby should be in the sleep area.
  • Always put the baby to sleep on his or her back unless a physician says otherwise.
  • Do not put the baby on its side when it's sleep time.
  • Do not prop up the baby when it's sleep time.
  • Don't over-dress the baby.
  • Very important: Do not sleep with your baby. You might wake up to a tragedy.
  • In cold weather the baby should wear blanket material sleepwear.
  • In warm weather the baby should wear a light weight, one-piece sleeper.

 

Points for Church Nurseries

  • Make sure the nursery cribs are safe: Crib slats should be no more than 2 3/8 inches apart.
  • No bumper pads in the crib. No toys or stuffed animals.
  • Keep the nursery warm enough so that the infants do not need blankets.

 

Also from the American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Don’t smoke during pregnancy or after birth.
  • Breastfeeding is recommended.
  • Infants should receive all recommended vaccinations.

 


 

About USA Children's & Women's Hospital

USA Children's & Women's Hospital is among a handful of freestanding hospitals in the country dedicated specifically to the health care needs of children and women, offering Mobile's only neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, pediatric oncology and sickle cell outpatient center, and high-risk obstetrical care. With more than 2,700 births annually, USA Children's & Women's Hospital is the area's leader in deliveries.

A major expansion has nearly doubled the size of USA Children's & Women's Hospital, recognizing the community's validation of the hospital's quality of care and the hospital's opportunity to continue to meet the needs of a varied and growing population.

 

About Kohl’s

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with 1,160 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to our communities, Kohl’s has raised more than $257 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.

 

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