Safe Sleep for Baby

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