Arana with her parents, safe and close.
(Data Source: Statistics NZ, Aug 2016)
Infant mortality rates have been falling in New Zealand since 2009, especially for Maori babies, after a decade of little change. It is clear that the safe sleep efforts of many are making a difference.
Simply safe when sleeping
Many life-protecting innovations are costly, but not this one. The simple little Pepi-Pod® sleep space is holding the safety of thousands of vulnerable infants in New Zealand and infant death rates from preventable causes are falling.
Many think that these two facts are related, and we may never know for sure. Despite the uncertainty, 18 of 20 district health boards are partner agencies in providing the Pepi-Pod® programme to the more vulnerable infants of their regions.
How to buy Pepi-Pod® sleep spaces
- For Bulk purchases by agencies
- For individual purchases from the public
- For international visitors
Questions and Answers
We have prepared this two-page 'questions and answers' sheet to support early conversations for any person or agency interested in finding out more about the Pepi-Pod® sleep space programme.