Ask An Expert: I’m Worried About Cot Death – What Can I Do To Ensure My Baby Sleeps Safely?
The Lullaby Trust highlights the sleep safety steps that can significantly reduce the chances of sudden infant death syndrome
12 March 2019
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“Never fall asleep on a sofa or armchair with your baby, this can increase the risk of SIDS by 50 times. If you think you might doze off, move somewhere safer or put baby down in a cot or Moses basket.
“It’s important to know there are some circumstances where it’s unsafe to share a bed with your baby. You should not bed share if you have recently drunk any alcohol; you or your partner smoke; you’ve taken any drugs that make you feel sleepy or less aware; your baby was born prematurely or was a low birth weight.”
For more information, visit lullabytrust.org.uk.