Infant Health

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Infant Health News

As of May 23, 2022, the nation is still experiencing a formula shortage crisis. Check out the California's maternal child and adolescent health site, in both English and Spanish intended to share up-to-date information and helpful resources related to the recent national infant formula shortage. 

FREE SIDS resources

Need items to promote safe sleep for the infant in your life?

Mono County SIDS Program has FREE resources to support the families with infants. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, caregiver, or soon to-be parent, we have resource to support safe sleep for your infant. See flyer for more info.

Reach out to your Mono County SIDS coordinator, Jacinda Croissant, to receive the following resources (supplies limited):


Sleep sack or Wearable blanket

Pack n' Play

SIDS Risk Reduction Training

Mono County SIDS Program provides education to families and professional entities who have an opportunity to reduce the risk of SIDS and sleep related infant death. The following resources will provide individuals caring for infants the key concepts for SIDS awareness and risk reduction. 

Step 1:  Review the following resources

  1. Safe to Sleep Video (En Espanol)
  2. Interactive Safe Sleep Room
  3. Interactive SIDS review

 Extra resource for Childcare providers: Safe Sleep in Child-Care Settings (English)

                                                                          Childcare provider Powerpoint training (Spanish)​​​​​​

Optional Resources for review:


Step 2: Once you have finished the reviewing the resources, please complete this local survey (6 questions) to assess how helpful this training was to you.

Step 3: Check your safe sleeping spaces 

Are you a parent, caregiver, or childcare provider that is need of a separate sleeping space for an infant? After completing the trainings and survey, email Jacinda Croissant to get a Free pack'n play and other safe sleep supplies


Thank you for taking the time to stay informed on how we can reduce the risk of SIDS in our community.

If you have any questions about SIDS and/or the SIDS program, contact your local SIDS coordinator:   

 Jacinda Croissant, at 760-924-1842. 

Other SIDS resources

Check out CDC'd SUID/SIDS resource page to find information about SUID/SIDS, data/statistics, training resources, parent/caregiver resources, and notifications of recent SUID/SIDS initiatives.

The Safe Sleep Academy was developed by the Cribs for Kids® National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative.
Every year in the United States, more than 3,500 infant deaths occur due to accidental suffocation, asphyxia, or undetermined causes during sleep.

Since 1998, the mission of Cribs for Kids® has been to prevent these deaths by educating parents and caregivers on the importance of practicing safe sleep for their babies and by providing portable cribs to families who, otherwise, cannot afford a safe place for their babies to sleep.

Tobacco Cessation resources

Do you need help quitting tobacco to promote a safe sleep environment for the infant in your life? See the following resources:

For further information on Smoking Cessation Resources such as receiving a FREE Quit Kit and counseling, please contact the Mono County Health Department in Mammoth Lakes at (760) 924-1830

For Free tobacco/vape cessation counseling call or visit webpages:
Smokers Helpline:  (800) NO-BUTTS
Vape Helpline: 1 (844)-8-NO-VAPE
Chewer's Helpline:  (800) 844-CHEW

California Smokers' Helpline: 


Breastfeeding Resources


Recorded On-Demand Webinars


The Baby-Led Approach to Feeding: What Does the Research Say?


Supporting Responsive Feeding Using Baby Behavior


CDC experts Sharyn Park Brown, PhD, MPH and Carri Cottengim, MA to learn how to create a safe sleep area for baby and other safe sleep practices


The Social Determinants of Grief: The Impact of Black Infant Loss - Dr. Stacy Scott


Consumer Product Safety Commission Resources

Safe Sleep and Cribs
Drowning Prevention 
 Prevent Furniture and TV Tip-Overs
Poison Prevention site
Window Covering Safety site
Neighborhood Safety Network 
CPSC Recall App Sign-Up
Report defective products  

free sids resources