A toddler moving into a “Big Kid Bed” is a childhood milestone. Although, far too many low-income families do not have the economic means to purchase a bed to transition their toddler due to cost. Even though there is no specific recommended age for transitioning a toddler to a bed, for most it is between the ages of 2 and 4 years old. To ensure that a toddler growing up in poverty has a bed of their own and their parents have knowledge on the importance of healthy sleep, the Coalition will partner with Community Health Centers to assist their low-income patient population.
The Big Kid Bed Initiative will be launched in the fall of 2020.