Safer sleeping

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Top Tips

  • Put your baby in a moses basket or cot in your room for the first six months
  • Place your baby to sleep on their back in the ‘feet to foot’ position (feet touching the bottom of the cot)
  • Use a light blanket firmly tucked no higher than the baby’s shoulders and a clean, firm, well-fitting mattress
  • Don’t sleep with your baby on an armchair or sofa
  • Don’t allow your baby to share a bed with anyone who has been smoking, drinking alcohol or taking drugs (including medication)
  • Breastfeed if you can and put your baby back to sleep in their cot after feeding.



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