What is the Portable Alternative Crib?
Infants should sleep in the same bedroom as their parents – but on a separate surface, such as a crib or bassinet, and never on a couch, armchair or soft surface -- to decrease the risks of sleep-related deaths - American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines on S.I.D.S and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths (Read more).
The P.A.C is an ultimate Safe Sleep maternity or post-partum package and gift - offered by Touching Young Lives, Inc. - for all expectant mothers and caregivers. It is a certified yet simple box that serves as a sleeping space for infants and contains a variety of maternal self care and infant care items! With the mattress in the bottom, the P.A.C. becomes a baby's first bed. After the baby grows out of this sleeping place, caregivers can use it for the baby's keepsake storage or to store other household items.
What items are offered inside of the P.A.C?
Each P.A.C includes a variety of maternal self-care and infant care items! The base items will include: diapers, wipes, a onesie, infant hygienic products, preventative infant care literature and handmade crochet blankets to be used for swaddling!
Do I have to be pregnant to purchase a P.A.C?
No! The Portable Alternative Crib is intended to be used by any parent or caregiver that will handle an infant. Parents, grandparents, and extended family and friends should purchase a P.A.C. to ensure a safe sleeping space for infant use!
Likewise, if you are interested in purchasing Portable Alternative Crib(s) to donate to families in need, please feel free:)
Purchase a P.A.C
A P.A.C consists of a box with a padded mattress and fitted sheet. It also comes with a onesie, sleep sack, a pack of diapers, a pack of wipes, a pacifier and education materials.
Buy a P.A.C for your child and one will be provided to a family in need!
For $50, you can buy one (will be shipped to you) and we will give one to a family in need.
If you'd like to donate a P.A.C, please do so using our donate page.
For every $50 donated we give away 2 P.A.C.s
P.A.C Referral program
We understand that not all families can afford a sleeping space for their infants.
Do you know a family that is in need of a P.A.C for their infant? If so, please submit their information below. Learn more about the P.A.C referral program here.