Over the festive season, you may drink alcohol. It’s important to keep in mind our safer sleep advice around drinking alcohol and bed sharing with your baby.
First and foremost, the safest place for your baby to sleep for the first six months is in a cot or Moses basket in a room with you.
However, some parents choose to bed share with their baby. It’s important for you to understand the risks and when it can be dangerous if you share a bed with your baby.
Sharing a bed with your baby if you or your partner have been drinking alcohol increases the chance of SIDS and is particularly dangerous It’s really dangerous to sleep together with a baby on a sofa or armchair, and it’s also risky to sleep a baby alone in, or on, a bed.
So, if you plan on drinking alcohol over the Christmas period, we advise sleeping your baby in a separate sleep space, such as a cot or moses basket.
If you have any questions or queries about safer sleep advice and drinking, please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find more information about sleeping your baby safely and reducing the risk of SIDS on our safer sleep for babies advice pages.