Safe Sleeping

It’s not known why some babies die suddenly and for no apparent reason from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or cot death. SIDS is rare, so don’t let worrying about it stop you enjoying your baby’s first few months. Experts do know placing a baby to sleep on their back reduces the risk, and exposing a baby to cigarette smoke or allowing them to overheat increases the risk. It’s also known there is an association between co-sleeping (sleeping with your baby on a bed, sofa or chair) and SIDS.

To reduce the risks as much as possible, follow the link below:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/reducing-risk-cot-death.aspx