Safer Sleep Week

Published on: Thursday, 10-March-2016

The Safer Sleep Week is taking place between 14 to 20 March 2016. Throughout the week, The Lullaby Trust and partners, including Knowsley Safeguarding Children’s Board, aim to make sure parents know the importance of safer sleep and are aware of how to reduce the chance of sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

While SIDS is rare, it can still happen and there are steps parents can take to help reduce the chance of this tragedy occurring.

The six steps to safer sleep are:

  • Keep baby away from smoke, before and after birth.
  • Put baby in a cot, crib or moses basket to sleep - never fall asleep with them on a sofa or chair.
  • Never fall asleep with baby after drinking or taking drugs/medication.
  • Put baby to sleep on their back with their feet to the foot of the cot.
  • Keep baby’s head and face uncovered and make sure they don’t get too hot.
  • Breastfeed your baby - support is available if you need it.

You can find out more about the campaign on twitter at #SaferSleepWeek or visit the Lullaby Trust’s website at www.lullabytrust.org.uk/safer-sleep-week