Baby Sleep Basics


Download the Baby Sleep Basics Flier

Download the Baby Sleep Basics Flier

Baby Sleep Basics is a prevention program funded by Kids Central. The program is available to expectant and new mothers in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties. Through an educational session, mothers will learn the safest way to put babies to sleep and what SIDS is.

Watch a recent newscast on the importance of infant safe sleeping and information on Kids Central’s Baby Sleep Basics program.

Classes are held monthly or as needed on a case by cases basis.

Attendees who meet specific income level requirements will receive a complimentary pack ‘n’ play.

In order to be eligible you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be in the third trimester of pregnancy or have a child under 12 months of age;
  • Have no pack and play, crib, or have a crib that is broken;
  • Meet the federal poverty guidelines; and,
  • Live in Marion, Citrus, Hernando, Lake, or Sumter County.

Referrals are accepted from local agencies such as Healthy Start, Healthy Families, Health Department as well as self referrals. If you would like a referral form please click HERE.

For more information, call Kimberly O’Laughlin at 352-387-3549


Pursuant to Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in any meetings or events, please contact Debra Wise-Velez or Shelly LaFrance with Kids Central at (352) 873-6332 at least 7 days in advance of the event.  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please use the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).