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Safe Sleep

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Give your baby the chance of a lifetime

Salford parents are being urged to put their babies to sleep in the safest place.

Every year in the UK 300 babies die suddenly and unexpectedly in their sleep as a result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The North West has the highest death rate in England and Wales.
While there is no advice which can guarantee the prevention of SIDS, there are a number of things parents and carers can do to reduce the risk to their baby:

  • The safest place for a baby to sleep for the first six months is in a cot, moses basket or crib in their parents' room
  • Place the baby on their back on a firm mattress, with their feet at the end of the cot
  • Don't let them get too hot, keep the temperature in the room between 16°c -20°c

Falling asleep with a baby significantly increases the risk of SIDS if the parent is a smoker, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or just very tired.

To access more resources and learn more about ways of reducing the associated factors with SIDS visit the Lullaby Trust or speak to your midwife or health visitor.

Safe sleeping guidance can be viewed on the policies and procedures page and there is also a safe sleeping 7 minute briefing available.

Salford Safe Sleeping Resources  

 Seasonal tips for keeping your baby safe

All these leaflets have lots of useful tips and can be printed out.

Unicef UK Resource

Latest news

Details of all the latest news from the Salford Safeguarding Children Partnership.

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