Charlie’s Kids Foundation

Louisville,  KY 
United States
  • Booth: 148

Charlie's Kids Foundation was established in 2011 after Sam and Maura Hanke lost their first son, Charlie, to SIDS.  It was founded with the purpose of increasing awareness and education with the ultimate goal of reducing the SIDS mortality rate.

We spread the safe sleep message by utilizing a children's board book, Sleep Baby Safe and Snug, to teach caregivers what to do and not to do to put a baby to sleep safely. This special book written specifically for Charlie's Kids by pediatrician and author John Hutton, is written in a rhythmic, soothing prose and features the Dos and Dont's of safe sleep. The book is distributed during prenatal visits, as part of hospital safe sleep education programs, during initial pediatric visits, and as part of the safe sleep survival kit provided by Cribs for Kids.

Our hope is that Sleep Baby Safe and Snug will serve as a timely reminder when a parent or caregiver is reading to the baby before nap and bedtime - a common sleep routine in many families. The goal of this education method is to provide constant safe sleep messaging at the most important time - immediately before an infant is put down to sleep.  


Brands: Sleep Baby Safe and Snug

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