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 separate cot or Moses basket in the same room as you for the first 6 months

  • Breastfeed your baby

  • Use a firm flat waterprof 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 sleepling 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 or 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