Safe Sleeping Tips for Baby

    • Place infant(s) to sleep on their backs.
    • Use firm, tight-fitting mattresses.
    • Never use pillows, blankets, or extra padding under baby.
    • Keep cribs free from clutter including toys and bumpers.
    • Positioning devices are not necessary and can be deadly.
    • Regularly check crib for loose, missing, or broken parts or slats.
    • Do not try to fix a broken crib.
    • Place cribs or playpens away from windows to avoid window covering or fall hazards.


Visit www.nichd.nih.gov to download FREE handouts regarding safe sleeping for babies. Handouts are available in English and Spanish.


CAPA is a licensed Cribs for Kids® partner, providing safe sleep education to families with the intervention of safe, portable cribs to those who cannot otherwise afford a safe place for their babies to sleep.


Your home visitation caseworker may request a referral packet at 843-524-4350 or safesleep@capabeaufort.org.

All babies cry, some more than others.  It’s important to have a Crying Plan that you (or anyone watching your baby) can follow when the crying starts.


The Period of PURPLE Crying is a way to help parents understand this time in their baby’s life, which is a normal part of every infant’s development. It is confusing and concerning to be told your baby “has colic” because it sounds like it is an illness or a condition that is abnormal. When the baby is given medication to treat symptoms of colic, it reinforces the idea that there is something wrong with the baby, when in fact, the baby is going through a very normal developmental phase. That is why we prefer to refer to this time as the Period of PURPLE Crying. This is not because the baby turns purple while crying. The acronym is a meaningful and memorable way to describe what parents and their babies are going through.