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Co-sleeping with your baby more safely – our advice

Some parents choose to co-sleep with their babies. Our advice on co-sleeping with your baby more safely and avoiding the risks involved. 

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Safer sleep for babies

Co-sleeping with your baby more safely - our advice

Some parents choose to co-sleep with their babies. Our advice on co-sleeping with your baby more safely and avoiding the risks involved. 

The safest temperature for a baby’s room - our advice

Babies who get too hot are at a higher risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Our advice on the safest temperature for a baby's room. 

Sharing a bed with your baby if you smoke increases the risk of SIDS

Some parents choose to bed share with their baby. It’s important to know that sharing a bed with your baby if you smoke can be dangerous.

Creating safer sleep spaces for your baby as a young parent

Geneva talks about her experience of discussing creating safer sleep spaces for your baby with health professionals and her advice for them.

Where to sleep your baby safely away from home this Easter

Over Easter, you may have plans to stay with friends or family. It’s important to remember the ABCs of safer sleep to help you decide where to sleep your baby safely away from home.

Babies should always sleep on their backs

We strongly advise you to sleep your baby on their back for all sleeps, day and night. Babies should always sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of SIDS.

Should I use a baby nest or baby pod? Our advice is clear

You may have received a baby nest or pod as a gift or through a family member or friend. Should I use a baby nest or pod?

The safest place for a baby to sleep

Please follow our advice.

Safer sleep for twins or multiples: our advice

Please follow our safer sleep advice. Whether you’ve given birth to one baby or twins or multiples, our safer sleep advice still applies.

Our advice on baby sleep positioners

Please follow our advice.

Breastfeeding can reduce the risk of SIDS

Please follow our advice.

Where to sleep my baby while staying away from home at Christmas

Please follow our safer sleep advice for over the Christmas period.

Is it safe for my baby to sleep in a car seat?

Please follow our safer sleep advice on car seats.

Dealing with a child who doesn’t sleep

Young mum of 2, Becca, shares her top tips to cope with a child who doesn't sleep!

Bed sharing with your baby after drinking alcohol

Please follow our safer sleep advice on bed sharing with your baby after drinking alcohol.

The safest cot is a clear cot

Please follow our safer sleep advice on clear cots.

Reducing the risk of SIDS for premature babies

Please follow our safer sleep advice for premature babies.

Make sure your baby doesn’t overheat

Please follow our safer sleep advice on overheating.

How to sleep your baby

Please follow our safer sleep advice on how to sleep your baby.

Is it safe to swaddle my baby?

Please follow our safer sleep advice on swaddling.

The best mattress for your baby

Please follow our safer sleep advice on mattresses for your baby.

Avoid using soft and bulky bedding

Please follow our safer sleep advice.

Never sleep on a sofa or in an armchair with your baby

Please follow our safer sleep advice.

Dummies and SIDS

Find out more information on dummies and reducing the risk of SIDS.

Sleeping twins safely

Please read our safer sleep advice on sleeping twins safely.

Rates of sudden infant death syndrome rise for first time in 3 years

The Lullaby Trust has expressed deep concern as rates of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) increase for the first time in 3 years.

Cot bumpers are not safe for babies

Please follow our advice.

Keep your baby cool when out and about

Please follow our advice.

Keeping your baby hydrated during the hot weather

Please follow our safer sleep advice on keeping your baby hydrated during the hot weather.

Breastfeeding jargon explained!

We’ve put together a guide of breastfeeding terms you will most likely hear if you breastfeed your baby.

Room temperature and safer sleep advice

Read more about room temperature and safer sleep to reduce the risk of SIDS.

"Breastfeeding wasn't always easy!"

Young mum, Annabel, shares the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding her daughter, Martha.

I didn’t plan to breastfeed, but here we are 16 months later!

Young mum at 19, Elsa, shares how she has found breastfeeding her daughter, Zarah.

How to safely use second-hand sleeping products for babies

Find out how to safely use second-hand sleeping products for babies.

Feeling influenced to buy baby sleep products

We spoke to young parents about their experiences of feeling influenced to buy baby sleep products.

Safer Sleep Week 2018 - Choosing a mattress for your baby

Please follow our safer sleep advice.

What I've learnt as a Young Parent Ambassador

Young mum, Geneva shares what she's learnt through becoming a Young Parent Ambassador.

Using slings and baby carriers safely

Read more and follow our safer sleep advice.

I raised £220 for Bake it for Babies!

Massive thank you to, Sophie, who took part in 'Bake it for Babies'!

Why I wanted to become a Young Parent Ambassador - by Sholar

Sholar, who became a mum at 15, shares with us why she wanted to become a Young Parent Ambassador.

A clear cot is a safer cot

A clear cot is the safest cot for babies to sleep in and helps reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

The less you smoke, the smaller the risk of SIDS for your baby

The sooner you stop smoking, the better. But stopping even in the last few weeks of your pregnancy will benefit you and your baby.

How to reduce the risk of SIDS: a video by young parents

Babies need a lot of sleep during the first few months of their lives, and where they get that sleep is very important.

Safer sleep for babies: young mums explain 4 simple tips

Test your knowledge of safer sleep for babies in our true or false video.

How I stopped smoking while I was pregnant

Young mum Shedenise talks about how she coped with cravings.

What young mums say about breastfeeding

Ellie, Barbara and Sharna on their experiences of breastfeeding.