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Safer Sleep

Safer Sleep

Safer sleep poster

Safer Sleep Advice for your Baby

This safer sleep advice gives simple steps for how you can sleep your baby to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) which is commonly known as cot death.

The advice is based on strong scientific evidence and should be followed for all sleep periods, not just at night.

Watch this video from the Lullaby Trust for advice on safer sleep for your baby.

If you have any questions about SIDS or safer sleep, call the Lullaby Trust’s information line on 0808 802 6869 (lines are open Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm)

Click on the links below from the Lullaby Trust for more advice on how to sleep your baby more safely.

Baby Summer Safety

How to keep baby safe when the weather gets hot

The Safest Room Temperature for Babies

It is important to make sure that your baby’s room is a comfortable temperature – not too hot or too cold. The chance of SIDS is higher in babies who get too hot. Try to keep the room temperature between 16 -20°C.

Co-sleeping with your baby

Some parents to choose to share a bed (also known as co-sleeping) with their babies. It is important for you to know how to do this safely.

Know more about sibling sleep and your baby
Know more about sleeping with your baby
Know more about sofa sleeping with your baby