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safe sleep for babies

It’s The Lullaby Trust’s annual safer sleep awareness week so to help promote safer sleep for babies and reduce the risk of SIDS, I am sharing the top line Do’s and Don’ts to keep your little ones sleeping safe and sound.


  • Always place your baby on their back to sleep
  • Keep their cot clear of soft toys
  • Keep your baby smoke free during pregnancy and after birth
  • Breastfeed your baby, if you can
  • Place your baby to sleep in a separate cot or Moses basket in the same room as you for the first 6 months
  • Use a firm, flat, waterproof mattress in good condition


  • Sleep on a sofa or in an armchair with your baby
  • Sleep in the same bed as your baby if you smoke, have drunk alcohol or taken drugs
  • Sleep in the same bed as your baby if you are extremely tired, or if your baby was born prematurely or was of low birth weight
  • Cover your baby’s face or head whilst sleeping or use loose bedding
  • Let your baby get to hot

Remember… the safest place for your baby in the first 6 months is a cot in your room. 

For more information on safe sleep for babies you can visit lullabytrust.org.uk 

Sam, The Baby Guru

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By | 2020-03-26T13:23:18+00:00 March 12th, 2020|0 Comments

About the Author:

Hi, I am Sam Saunders, aka The Baby Guru and mother of 4! I have been a nursery nurse and in the last 10 year’s, worked as a baby sleep consultant. I have developed a Responsive Parenting System, whereby I can work with you in just about any aspect of parenting from newborns right up to five year olds. From sleep training, to weaning. I have helped many families and over 450 babies in the last 10 years.

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