Columbus Community Hospital

Back is Best Safe Sleep

Columbus Community Hospital has joined the fight to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) with its Back is Best Safe Sleep campaign.

CCH provides every new parent with educational materials to help promote safe sleep practices for newborns.

Research shows that parents and caregivers can help reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths by placing babies on their backs for all sleep times and removing blankets, pillows, bumper pads and soft toys from babies’ sleep areas.

Additional recommendations to reduce the risk of SIDS include:

  • Keep your baby's sleep area in the same room where you sleep until your baby is at least 6 months old.
  • Use a firm, flat sleep surface, such as a mattress, covered by a fitted sheet.
  • Do not cover your baby’s head or allow your baby to get too hot.
  • Do not smoke during pregnancy, and do not smoke or allow smoking around your baby.
  • Do not drink alcohol or use illegal drugs during pregnancy.
  • Visit your baby’s health care provider for regular checkups.

Contact us

For more information on safe sleep practices or SIDS, contact CCH’s maternal child health department at 402-562-3266. 

Columbus Community Hospital
4600 38th St.
Columbus, Nebraska 68602-1800