February 27, 2021

The Lullaby Trust’s Safer Sleep Week

The 9th – 15th March 2020

We spoke to MAM Expert Midwife & Health Visitor Katie Hilton and asked her for her top 10 tips for safer sleeping.

  1. Always put your baby on their back for a sleep, both day and night.
  2. The safest place for your baby to sleep is in their own sleeping environment in your bedroom for the first 6 months.
  3. Try to keep the room temperature between 16-20°C.
  4. The safest mattresses for your baby are firm, flat and protected with a waterproof cover
  5. Settle your baby to sleep with a soother/dummy to reduce the risk of SIDS
  6. It is safest to keep your baby’s cot clear of any bumpers, toys and loose bedding
  7. Keep your baby awake from smoke in your home, car and when out & about
  8. Avoid bed-sharing if you or anyone in the bed has been drinking alcohol, smokes, have taken drugs that make you feel sleepy or if your baby was born before 37 weeks or weighing less than 2.5kg
  9. Never sleep with your baby on a sofa or armchair
  10. Exclusively breastfeed for the first six months of your baby’s life
Baby & mother - sleeping

Safer sleep for babies, Support for families

The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families

If you have any questions about safe sleep or if you’d like to learn more about the Lullaby Trust and safer sleep then please click here.