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Safe Sleeping

Safe sleeping includes:

The Lullaby Trust provides 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. It can give you the peace of mind to enjoy this special time.

Included on the webpage is:

  • The best seeping position for your baby
  • Sharing a room with your baby
  • Co-sleeping with your baby
  • Safest room temperatures for babies
  • Reducing the risk of SIDS for premature babies

If you have any questions about SIDS or safer sleep, please call the Lullaby Trust information line on information line on 0808 802 6869 (lines open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm).


The Lullaby Trust during lockdown

The Lullaby Trust is concerned that families will be receiving less guidance and information around reducing the risk of SIDS as access to health visiting and other support services for families are reduced during the lockdown.

We have produced some new free safer sleep presentations to support staff who are remotely working with families. These presentations can be used both by professionals as a refresher on the current advice and shared with families and carers.  Links to the presentations can be found on our website in the new section created for professionals supporting parents during the coronavirus (Covid 19) crisis https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/professionals/supporting-families-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak/

Free safer sleep presentations available now:

Safer sleep for babies – Sleep position, sleep environment and bedding
Find out more about the safest way to put your baby down to sleep for both daytime naps and at night. Click here.

Safer sleep for babies – Overheating, temperature and overwrapping
Find out more about the safest room temperature for your baby and the risk associated with overheating and overwrapping your baby. Click here.

Safer sleep for babies – Baby ill-health, Baby Check app and vaccination
Find out more information about checking for signs that your baby maybe unwell, how to use the Baby Check app and the importance of vaccinating your baby. Click here.

Safer sleep for babies – Breastfeeding
Find out more about the benefits of breastfeeding. Click here.

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