Boulder Community Health is pleased to partner with
Rocky Mountain Children's Health Foundation (RMCHF) to provide new and expecting parents a free
Baby Box and educational materials to promote safe sleep and help prevent Sudden
Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
On Saturday, October 21, BCH and RMCHF will host the Best Start Program
Drive-Thru community event at Foothills Hospital in Boulder to gift parents
with the baby boxes.
To reserve your free baby box BEFORE the event, you must
sign up here and complete a short online video education course.
Baby boxes, or durable cardboard bassinets, provide a safe-certified, convenient,
additional place for babies up to six months of age to sleep or relax
while under parental supervision. According to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, the leading cause of death for infants between
the ages of 1 to 11 months is related to an unsafe sleep environment.
“Boulder Community Health has a strong commitment to educating and
supporting new and expectant parents in our community,” says Lisa
Allen, director of the
Family Birth Center at Foothills Hospital. "This fun and educational event fits perfectly
with the Childbirth and Parenting classes, new mom support groups, lactation
support, and other resources we offer to families year-round at Foothills
The Best Start Program Drive-Thru
community event at Foothills Hospital in Boulder will be held on Saturday, October 21
between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Parents can just drive into the Foothills Hospital parking lot, follow
signs, show your education certificate, and drive off with your new baby
box. Each baby box contain a firm mattress with waterproof cover and sheet,
education materials on safe sleep, breastfeeding, and brain-building activities,
and a goodie bag with useful items like diapers.
Baby boxes are a 75-year tradition in Finland, where the government provides
one to every expectant mom and they are believed to contribute to one
of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Baby Box Program Giveaway
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boulder Community Foothills Hospital
4747 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303
BCH's Commitment to Babies
Family Birth Center, doctors, midwives and nurses work together to provide your ideal birth
experience. We offer natural birth options including trial of labor after
Cesarean section, or VBAC, as well as integrative pain-relief options
We are a Baby-Friendly birth facility, a global designation by the World
Health Organization and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) that
recognizes the optimal level of care we provide for breastfeeding mothers
and their babies.
Special Care Nursery is Boulder Valley’s most family-friendly NICU. We provide donor
milk to babies when needed, ongoing lactation support to moms after they’re
home from the hospital, and a wide range of childbirth and parenting classes.