'Safer Sleep Week' aims to help reduce the risk of Sudden Death Infant Syndrome

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Parents on Teesside are being reminded of some simple steps to help keep their babies safe every time they go to sleep.

Advice is being issued as part of Safer Sleep week, organised by the Lullaby Trust.

They want to make sure that ALL parents and carers are aware of how to reduce the chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

  • Make sure your baby is on their back
  • Use a firm, flat, waterproof mattress that is in good condition
  • Place your baby in a separate cot in the same room as you for the first six months.
  • Keep your baby smoke free during pregnancy and after birth
  • Make sure that you take them out of the car seat after finishing your journey.

“We hope that through supporting Safe Sleep Week we will encourage parents and carers to access information, support and guidelines on safer sleeping.

Simple guidance such as never sleeping on a sofa with your baby or trying to avoid your baby getting too hot can make all the difference."

– Dr. Toks Sangowawa, Chair of the Tees Child Death Overview Panel
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For more information view the Safer Sleep for Babies animation