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.

Offered by Touching Young Lives, Inc., the P.A.C is an ultimate safe sleep maternity or postpartum gift 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 the 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 include diapers, wipes, a onesie, infant hygienic products, preventative infant care literature, and handmade crochet blankets to be used for swaddling.


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Do I have to be pregnant to purchase a P.A.C? 

No! The P.A.C 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. 

If you are interested in purchasing a P.A.C to donate to a family in need, see here.


For every $50, we donate two P.A.Cs to families in need.

For $50, you and a family in need will both receive a P.A.C.

If you know someone who may need a P.A.C, refer them to us.