Top Tips for Safer Sleep from The Lullaby Trust

This week is Safer Sleep Week

I wanted to share with you some top tips from The Lullaby Trust

Tips that ensure your baby is sleeping as safely as possible

Tips that can reduce a baby’s risk of SIDS

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Do Dos

Always place your baby on their back to sleep

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Keep your baby smoke free during pregnancy and after birth

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Place your baby to sleep in a separate cot or Moses basket in the same room as you for the first 6 months

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Breastfeed your baby

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Use a firm, flat, waterproof mattress in good condition

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Don’t Dos

Never sleep on a sofa or in an armchair with your baby

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Don’t sleep in the same bed as your baby if you smoke, drink or take drugs or are extremely tired, if your baby was born prematurely or was of low birth-weight

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Avoid letting your baby get too hot

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Don’t cover your baby’s face or head while sleeping or use loose bedding

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To avoid accidents remove all pillows, soft bedding, cot bumpers and soft toys from the cot

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These top tips are from The Lullaby Trust

Please visit their website for more information

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