Safe sleeping for baby is important because it helps to prevent Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI)
To keep baby safe while they are asleep, place baby in their own sleeping space such as a bassinet or a cot. Baby’s sleep space should be in their parent’s room when parents are asleep for the first six months of life.
To promote a safe sleeping space for baby:
PLACE baby in his or her own bed, face clear of bedding, in the same room as the caregiver
ELIMINATE smoking within the home
POSITION baby flat on his or her back, face up
ENCOURAGE and support mum so that baby is breast fed