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State Statute   

Download SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome Information Acknowledgement Form

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In 2006, the Nebraska Legislature passed a law requiring hospitals, birthing centers and other medical facilities to present a video and reading materials to new parents that discuss the dangers of shaking a baby and sudden infant death syndrome. View Nebraska Revised Statute 71-2103, information for parents of newborn child and requirements, at:

Brochures and video are available in English and Spanish. 

The law requires that video and reading materials be approved by the Department of Health and Human Services. Contact DHHS at​ for review of any material not provided by Department of Health and Human Services and for a list of approved materials.

Criteria for Sudden Infant Death Educational Materials include:

  • ​​Infant sleeps alone, in their own crib
  • Use sleep clothing rather than blankets
  • Safety approved crib/firm mattress/covered by tight fitting sheet
  • Keep soft objects and bedding out of infants sleep area (no blankets, bumper pads, stuffed animals, pillows)
  • Adult beds/waterbeds/sofas/soft mattresses are unsafe
  • Ensure other caregivers use a safe sleep environment for infant
  • Dangers of bed-sharing: bed-sharing can increase risk of SUID / suffocation/strangulation, falling, or becoming trapped
  • Infant is placed on back for every sleep
  • Avoid overheating
  • Do not smoke. Infant should sleep in smoke free environment
  • Consider offering a pacifier at nap and bedtime:  if breastfeeding should not use pacifier until breastfeeding is established
  • Do not use devices or positioners that claim to reduce SUID/SIDS
  • Awake supervised tummy time
  • Infants should sleep in the parents' room, close to the parents bed but on a separate surface (own sleep space)​

List of approved materials (as of 03/01/2022)

ABCs of Safe Sleep Video & Brochure Available in English & Spanish

National Institute of Health (NIH): Safe to Sleep Campaign Video 
National Institute of Health (NIH) Safe Sleep for Your Baby: Reduce the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death.

Infant Loss & Other Safe Sleep Resources 

Greif Resources:


  • Nebraska SIDS Foundation
  • No Footprint Too Small
  • Mourning Hope  
  • The Compassionate Friends: Supporting Family After a Child Dies – Nebraska Chapters
  • HOPE (Helping Other Parents Endure): Open-ended meetings and support for parents who have lost their baby due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or SIDS: Lincoln, NE 402-477-0857
  • Remembering Our Children Support Group: Lincoln, NE 402-477-0857
  • BRIDGES: Personal support for persons who have experience a pregnancy loss though miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death. Lincoln, NE. 402-219-7065​


National Infant Safe Sleep Resources:

Crib Safety: