Bed sharing with your baby and drinking alcohol increases risk of SIDS

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It’s important to keep in mind our safer sleep advice around drinking alcohol and bed sharing with your baby.

Illustration of a bottle of red wine beside a full wine glass

Illustration of a bottle of red wine beside a full wine glass

The safest place for your baby to sleep for the first six months is in a cot or Moses basket in the same room as 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 has been drinking alcohol increases the chance of SIDS. It’s really dangerous to sleep together with a baby on a sofa or armchair, and we also wouldn’t advise sleeping a baby alone in, or on, a bed.

So, if you plan on drinking alcohol, 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 info@littlelullaby.org.uk.

You can also find more information about sleeping your baby safely and reducing the risk of SIDS on our safer sleep for babies advice pages.

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