Safer Sleeping

Quick tips for safer sleep

  • Always place your baby on their back to sleep

  • Keep your baby smoke free during pregnancy and after birth

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

  • Breastfeed your baby

  • Use a firm, flat, waterproof mattress in good condition

Things to avoid

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

  • 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

  • Avoid letting your baby get too hot

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

Walsall Mommas

Walsall Public Health have produced a 3 minute film which gives advice around safe sleeping, not smoking around your baby and the importance of breastfeeding.

Useful Links;

The Lullaby Trust have some useful information available to download;

Safer sleep for babies – A guide for parents

Safer sleep for babies – Easy read card



NHS Choices can also offer more advice on this area

Last Updated: 20/10 /2017

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