On March 29, 2017, Alabama became the third state in the nation to launch the Baby Box safe sleep program. The Department of Human Resources is the lead agency offering a Baby Box to all expecting and new parents in the state.

The goal of the Baby Box program is to provide parents the education and resources needed to ensure a safe sleep environment for their infant.

Please contact your local DHR office for assistance with safe sleep education and services, and to pick up a free baby box. It is still encouraged that expectant mothers and families with children up to 3 months learn more about safe sleep through https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/perinatal/safe-sleep.html.

For more information, contact Julie Smith at the Department of Human Resources by emailing julie.smith@dhr.alabama.gov or calling (334) 353-3153.