One of the main concerns of every new parent is around sleep. Is the baby getting enough? Are they getting too much? When will I finally get some!
There are many ways that you can ensure that your new baby gets the safest sleep possible. The organisation The Lullaby Trust provides expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness on sudden infant death. There are some quick tips below from The Lullaby Trust for safer sleeping:
QUICK TIPS FOR SAFER SLEEP BY LULLABY TRUST
We are still struggling to understand the mechanisms that cause unexplained deaths in infancy, therefore it is not possible for any manufacturer to say that a particular product will prevent SIDS. It is possible, however, to significantly lower the chances of it happening by following this safer sleep guidance. This advice is based on strong scientific evidence where, unlike many products, safety has been proven. You should try to follow the advice for all sleep periods where possible, not just at night.
THINGS YOU CAN DO:
THINGS TO AVOID:
To avoid accidents remove all pillows, soft bedding, cot bumpers and soft toys from the cot.
For more information and guidance on safer sleep, please visit The Lullaby Trust website: