Life-or-Death Decision: A Safe Place for Baby to Sleep

A safe space to sleep can be lifesaving for infants, but families who are low-income, homeless, or transient may turn to unsafe alternatives – like sharing a bed or using the couch. We hear from Shantell Roberts, who has made it her mission to educate parents about safe-sleeping practices and developed a small, portable option. She is also founder of the nonprofit Touching Young Lives. Plus, Traci Kodeck, president and CEO of the nonprofit HealthCare Access Maryland, tells us about how they connect low-income mothers to services.

Click here to connect with B’more for Healthy Babies, an initiative led by the Baltimore City Health Department with support from Family League of Baltimore and HealthCare Access Maryland.

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